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Site: 18ST390 Mattapany-Sewall

Context: Magazine Area Plowzone,
Lot 13

Magazine Date Range: c. 1660-1690

Metal: Copper alloy

Tine Length: 0.7”

Leather Thickness: 0.2”

Description:
Double-rose motif. Some Tudor Rose symbols show side-by-side roses indicative of the white and red roses that were emblems of the families in the War of the Roses. Most examples show the two roses superimposed on one another, such as in this example from the same site.

Courtesy Naval District Washington,
Naval Air Station Patuxent River.