There are records it was ordered by officer's in the PHG, Philadelphia Home Guard during the Civil War, according to O'Donnell. The two halves are original to each other. The buckle measures 2-3/4" long by 2" wide and is raised about 3/8. This buckle still has great detail, and has not been cleaned... Just the way you want them!
The front shows ample gilt highlights. This is a very rare Pennsylvania state buckle. The item "RARE Civil War PHILADELPHIA HOME GUARD 2 Piece SWORD BUCKLE Rare CIVIL WAR" is in sale since Saturday, March 3, 2018.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Belts & Belt Buckles".inc" and is located in Millersville, Maryland. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia.