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Cast pewter buttons with a copper alloy link. The motif of six circles around a center circle gives the appearance of being a setting for jewels, though it clearly was not designed to have any.



Site:
18CV271 Patuxent Point

Context: Test Unit 1610, Stratum K, Oyster Shell Layer in Borrow Pit, Lot 82

Context Date Range: c. 1660s-1690s

Material: Pewter

Diameter: 0.62” (15.8 mm)

Link Length: 0.67” (17 mm)

Description:
Cast pewter buttons with a copper alloy link. The motif of six circles around a center circle gives the appearance of being a setting for jewels, though it clearly was not designed to have any.