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Bodkin

18th century
Unidentified artist


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

13 cm (5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

64.7

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Gold

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