Brass Enameled Ornament

Geolocation

Title

Brass Enameled Ornament

Description

This enameled brass ornament is of European manufacture. It was found at an Early Historic period village site in Caroline County on the northern Coastal Plain. Copper ornaments had been valued in Virginia Indian exchange systems for centuries before colonists arrived. Metal ornaments were one of the trade goods that Europeans used to navigate relationships with native people in the early seventeenth century. (Photo enhanced)

Date Created

1600 - 1700 C.E.

Source

Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Richmond, VA

Format

Photograph

Physical Dimension

792 × 511

Coverage

Caroline County