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44CC178/2/3E   Snaphaunce Battery 2076

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44CC178/2/3E   Bottom View

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Snaphaunce Batteryfrom a gun-lock plate, referred to as a snaphaunce, a mechanism whereby a flint held in a cock was struck against a steel battery that was separate from the pan cover.   The snaphaunce gun-lock plate is commonly found on 17th-century sites in Virginia.  

This battery was recovered from Causey's Care, a mid-17th-century site in Charles City County.