Item: Civilian Type Rosette
Construction: Cast brass.
Approximate size: 1-1/2 inch diameter.
Condition: Fair, excavated, attachment tabs broken. Brass front has a mottled green patina. The rim is in good shape. There is a break where a portion of the dome meets the rim, yet still a solid piece. The outer portion of the attachment tabs are missing. There are no repairs.
Recovered: Harrison's Landing, VA.
Reference: Other types of excavated rosettes, both civilian and military, are found in the following relic reference books:
See above pages in additional images.
Comments: The use of tabs with holes as a means of attachment was also used with "US" bridle bit bosses. The rosette available in this listing was acquired directly from the late Gene Cooley many years ago. Gene was local Virginia legend who relic hunted primarily east of Richmond since the 1960s. Click on his name above to read more about Gene and his story. This fine rosette will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War cavalry or general relic collection.
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