Rare Original Dug Militia Eagle Belt Buckle Tongue Ca. 1850s - N.y. Maker Marked For Sale

I bought this dug tongue section of an 1850s militia tongue and wreath belt buckle, in the 1960s. It is made of sheet brass and depicts a die stamped, raised, early style American eagle with a shield on its breast. Around the outer edge of the circle, in raised lettering is the maker's name, "Wetzlar & Taussig*** New York***." That company appears in the 1856 New York Directory. They were suppliers to military units and miners headed for the California gold rush. The surface of the attached 1/2" x 2" belt loop is covered with finely stamped horizontal lines. The total width of the piece is 1 7/8". The diameter of the round section is approximately 1 3/16". Although it was dug, all of the fine details of the lettering, eagle feathers, shield, etc., remain sharp and clear. I have not cleaned the buckle. There is a hint of the original gold finish on the face of the bar connecting the belt loop. Otherwise the face has only a light uneven patina with some darker spots and greenish and coppery tarnish. The reverse side shows some copper color tarnish and light, greenish surface corrosion. It is very desirable to find maker marked military buckles from this period, especially in this excellent dug condition. Please see my other sales for more original military items from my 50+ year personal collection.PAYMENT AND SHIPPING:
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Rare Original Dug Militia Eagle Belt Buckle Tongue Ca. 1850s - N.y. Maker Marked

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Rare Original Dug Militia Eagle Belt Buckle Tongue Ca. 1850s - N.y. Maker Marked:
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