Bridle Rosette

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Item: Bridle Rosette
Construction: Brass and solder.
Use: Decorative
Approximate size: 1-1/2 inch diameter.
Condition: Very good, excavated, attachment loop present. The brass front has a pleasing chocolate brown patina with no cracks or breaks. There is a very minor dent in the rim but no other issues. Its rear has a complete complement of solder with the attachment loop bent to the solder. The rear is marked in black lettering on what is believed to typewriter "white-out". The device has no bends, or repairs.
Recovered: Fort Fisher area, Wilmington, NC.

Reference: Examples of similar excavated rosettes are found in the following relic reference books:

  • "Civil War Artifacts" by Howard Crouch on page 134, figure 8 and also on page 135, figure 7.
  • "Excavated Artifacts from Battlefields and Campsites of The Civil War" by Stanley S. Phillips on page 83, figures 4 & 6.

See scans of the above pages in the additional images. 

Comments: This bridle rosette was acquired directly from the digger's family and according to the digger's detailed written documentation it was acquired by him as a gift in June 1982. Included in the additional images of this relic is an image of the digger's index card for this relic indicating, in most cases, the relic's identification, assessment of condition, recovery date & location, and other general information. An image of this index card will be included along with the description and image of the relic. If you appreciate that excavated appearance with detailed written provenance in the digger's own hand, then this relic is for you. It will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War campsite or general relic collection.


Product Code:
PC10040

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MISC. EXCAVATED ITEMS , NEW ITEMS , GREAT GIFT IDEAS , HORSE EQUIPMENT

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