🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Large anchor badge or buckle piece

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This measures 1 1/4” across and weighs 16 grams. Pewter or lead I think. Help is greatly appreciated.
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Definitely a broken buckle tongue. The green patina says "brass". Naval/military, but might be private purchase militia or cadet related, as well as government issue. Nice find, I bet the rest of it is in the same spot.....
 
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I think it is better to do a bit more research before a overhopeful attribution.....I hope it is a rare one but these naval themed fouled anchor motifs have been popular on both military and civilian buckles and buttons.....Perhaps someone will nail it down with a for sure answer. No offence to Arcs theories though.
 
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It looks brass in the picture & it is the tongue bit of the buckle.
'If' British, I suspect it's not Royal Navy as the fouled rope often goes behind the anchor first & not in front. Most likely Civvy, or maybe Merchant Navy....
 
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It looks brass in the picture & it is the tongue bit of the buckle.
'If' British, I suspect it's not Royal Navy as the fouled rope often goes behind the anchor first & not in front. Most likely Civvy, or maybe Merchant Navy....
I can get behind that assessment of the OP piece....origin could have been anywhere in the world as well
 
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Ok... ready for this. ? ? ?
MAYBE... POSSIBLY... perhaps... might... .... heh

I knew this looked familiar ... but not to me as a buckle... so i searched around and it dawned on me...
This is definitely navy... we all know that... but i can pretty sure bet on that its confederate...
AND RARE if it is.... LIKE VERY... again... IF... (and all the other words i used above to say IF).
And the reason i say this is because if you look at the Confederate naval buttons... you see the similarities.
With all this babbling said...

The reason i cannot pin this down is because i think you have something AGAIN possibly... VERY special... I HOPE anyway. :)

IF it is what i think it is... definitely a banner find and then some.
IF not... then it may be some re-enactment or some other type... but ? ? ?

Head scratcher for sure.
 
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Pewter or lead...i think means it could possibly be brass:laughing7:...at least that's what it looks like from here
Yes it could be brass. Heavy for its size.
Here a a few similar, but are reproductions from Hanover brass. Yours has some patina on it, so it may be an older original one, someone here should know.at least you have an idea what it would have looked like. View attachment 2038699 View attachment 2038700
a close match for sure
 
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I think it is better to do a bit more research before a overhopeful attribution.....I hope it is a rare one but these naval themed fouled anchor motifs have been popular on both military and civilian buckles and buttons.....Perhaps someone will nail it down with a for sure answer. No offence to Arcs theories though.
Well to some degree i agree... but... It is THE anchor... not just an anchor.

Errr.. ok... I will research.
 
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