Reynolds' Tavern Artifacts: adornmnet pieces


brass buckle
copper hair barrette

Small brass buckle.

Gold plated charm.

Copper alloy barrette with extensive filigree work and gold guilt.

copper alloy button
lead button
button with rabbit design
back of rabbit button
Copper alloy button with etched “folk” design on the face.

Lead button with sun or flower design.

Brass button with rabbit head decoration.

button with sun design
pewter buttton

Copper button with sun design.

Pewter button with etched floral design.  Pewter is a very soft metal that corrodes easily in the ground.  Because of this, pewter is a rare find in the archaeological record although it was commonly used during the colonial period for many purposes, including dishes and clothing fasteners.