Context: Unit S219, E294, Feature 235, Layer M, Lot 9000. Trench feature filled
with trash and brick rubble. A late 18th-19th century gravel layer
intrudes somewhat on the brick rubble layer.
Context Date Range: c. 1689-1800
Metal: Copper alloy
Tine Length: At least 1” (2.3 cm)
Leather Thickness: Unmeasurable
Barbell-like motif. Incised lines for decoration on each rounded end.
The tines are unusually long, indicating it was either mounted on
something much thicker than a typical strap or it acted as a “keeper”
which is like a metal belt loop to hold down a loose strap end.