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Bodkin

Flat, narrow, tapering form has angled sides, the wider end of which has a small ball at its tip. The wider end has also been drilled with three holes. The engraving appears between the two closest to the ball tip, while a third is separated from the first two by a long narrow slit in the bodkin.

Inscription

Engraved "E * G" at wider end of bodkin in roman letters.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. George L. Batchelder Jr., by exchange

18th century

Object Place

United States

Accession Number

64.7

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Gold