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Courtesy Naval District Washington, Naval Air Station Patuxent River


18ST704 Charles’ Gift

Context: Unit 86, Feature 12, Stratum 2, Level 6, Lot 875

Context Date Range: c. 1675-1700

Metal: Silver/copper alloy

Maker’s Mark: None visible

Description: This bodkin has a long eye and a small hole at the end. It is topped by a little decorative knob.

Inscriptions: The initials “SS” on this bodkin correlate to Susanna Sewall who lived at the site with her husband, Nicholas, and their children from about 1676 until her death.