Smith’s St. Leonard
Context: Lot 307, Unit 4043, Layer A, Plowzone over the kitchen.
Site Date Range: c. 1711-1754
Metal: Copper alloy
Length: 2.5” (6.2 cm)
Width: 1.5” (3.9 cm)
Height (dome top to back): 0.41” (0.10 cm)
This decorative boss is unusual in that it has two brass rivets which are intact, as if the boss was never actually attached to a bridle bit. If this boss had been used, the pointed backs of the rivets should have been hammered down to secure it to the bit.