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Site:
18PR705 Pleasant Prospect

Context: Lot 708, Unit 34, Feature 17, 20-30 cmbs. Feature 17 is interpreted as a sheet midden from an unidentified domestic structure not far from the main plantation house. It might be an overseer’s residence or slave quarter.

Context Date Range: c. 1720-1750

Metal: Copper alloy boss attached to iron curb bit with copper alloy rivets

Length (including tabs): 2.3” (5.8 cm)

Diameter: 1.5” (3.9 cm)

Height (dome top to back): 0.5” (1.2 cm)

Description:
Plain dome with cross-section Type IV. The rivet tabs have convex sides and a three-sided end. Copper alloy rivets attach the boss to a fragment of an iron curb bit with a jointed mouthpiece.