Pure fantasy my friends. I am not a huge fan of "relics", but I can't stand by and let these fake slave tags be sold without trying to warn you about them. Look at other examples of buckles on this site and you will see they all appear to be made by the same CLOWN. I have seen the faces of the people who have discovered the "relic" they have bought in good faith at a show, antique shop etc. when they are told it is a fake. Very sad indeed, then pure anger! There are some who say it is the buyers fault for not being "smart" enough about what he spends his money on. Apply that logic to all of life's situations and we have a very pathetic exsistence indeed. Trust. It is human nature to be trusting.