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Site: 18CV91 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)

Description:
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.