This belt buckle is unique! This piece came from a high-end collector who resided in Colorado. The collector almost exclusively collected Native American pieces. This piece was in the mix of the Native American pieces. This buckle has a very unique design on how it holds a belt. You do have the normal buckle loop where the belt attaches to the buckle, but it is hinged with a closure. The closure is how it would hold one's belt vs. having a spur on the buckle and using belt holes. One would thread the end of the belt through the buckle and the pressure of the hinged closure would hold or pinch the belt into place. Again, it is uniquely designed and a one-of-a-kind piece. Outside of the functionality, this buckle depicts Aztek figures on the front the buckle. It appears to have a cauldron with flames located in the center of the buckle. On each side of the cauldron, there are Azteks holding banana leaves? This buckle sure has an interesting design. This buckle is marked "sterling" for the silver content, and has been tested and verified as solid sterling silver; 92.5% silver. This piece is marked by the designer "Eddie. S.". There are other Mexico marks, too.
Approximate Weight: 76 grams
Length - 3 1/2"
Width - 2""
Max Belt Width - 1 3/8"
Eddie S. Mexico Sterling Silver Aztek Belt Buckle