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Solid silver sleeve link with a brilliant cut inset that is not made of glass. The lack of decay of the stone suggests that it is colorless quartz which was popularly known in the 17th and 18th centuries as Bristol stone. The cut is slightly asymmetric and the size is small, suggesting likely use as a linked button.


Site: 18PR175 Oxon Hill/Addison

Context: Lot 8887, Area Va, S215 E288, Level M, Feature 201 South ½

Context Date Range: c. 1689-1730

Material: Silver and Bristol stone

Diameter: 0.54” (13.7 mm)

Link Length: N/A

Description:
Solid silver sleeve link with a brilliant cut inset that is not made of glass. The lack of decay of the stone suggests that it is colorless quartz which was popularly known in the 17th and 18th centuries as Bristol stone. The cut is slightly asymmetric and the size is small, suggesting likely use as a linked button.