This relic has me stumped as I am uncertain as to what it may have been used for. It has been suggested that it may have been a handle to a cooking pot. It is excavated and was recovered by a Virginia digger in Dinwiddie County, VA at a Civil War campsite. The bar measures approximately 1 x 3 inches in width and length and is about .35 inches thick. It weighs approximately 3.5 ounces. It has a very pleasing green patina with raised letters "AIES+CO". While it is believed that the letters represent a portion of the manufacturer's name, it is unclear exactly what that name is. If anyone has any additional information on this relic and its use, please contact me as it would be greatly appreciated. Whatever it may be, it will be an interesting relic to add to any excavated campsite relic collection.
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