Buckle is composed of natural copper mineral in its natural free form having crevices and having a large bumpy surface showing much verdigris. This buckle has been plastic coated and therefor gleams a bit. It is shiny – the other buckles are not. Measures 3-1/2” x 2-3/8” and weighs just over 1/4 lb. on my kitchen scale.
Copper piece is secured well to the brass buckle section. This is such a nice piece of copper having chasms and raised bumps and green verdigris as well. It’s actually pretty enough to be hung and displayed on a wall and would also make a greet paperweight.
Last photo shows this with other copper buckles in my shop.