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Does anyone recognize this buckle?

It is cast brass and may have been gold gilt at one time.

It has the look of a typical late 19th early 20th century US military buckle.

The lion is in 3D relief.

It measures 2 3/4" X 1 7/8"

Thank you in advance.

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I know a tiny bit about early 19th century US uniforms and such  [not 20th century so much] and I would have expected an eagle rather than a lion.  The lion is, for me, a British symbol or, going world wide, Empire / Commonwealth and some European armies.  Just my two cents worth.

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Looks like this one.

 

ANTIQUE RARE MILITARY Belt Buckle With Lion Gilt Brass Buckle - Early  Military - £249.99 | PicClick UK

 

I used Google images and typed 19th century military lion belt buckle.

Plenty of lions including this one.

No country or regiment mentioned, so still a mystery.

 

Marcon1.

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