EXCAVATED CONFEDERATE CSA VIRGINIA STYLE BELT PLATE
Original Excavated Confederate CSA "Virginia Style" Rectangular Belt Plate with an absolutely beautiful patina and strong standout letters. The edges have textbook examples of Confederate file marks when produced. The back also has very nice patina and two of the three prongs intact. Oral history with this plate is that it was recovered from Spotsylvania, VA. Please see all photos.
"These Virginia Style plates were issued in large numbers to the Army of Tennessee during the winter of 1862-1863. They're named "Virginia Style" by early collectors who found quantities in that state, however even greater quantities have been recovered in Tennessee sites." - Steve Mullinax
Reference:Confederate Belt Buckles & Plates by Steve E. Mullinax