Dug Texas/Mississippi Rosette/Martingale
This is an early dug stamped brass, lead filled rosette. These have been excavated in both Texas and Mississippi Cavalry camps over the years but there has always been much debate about whether these were originally military or civilian in nature and just adopted by Confederate troops from Texas and Mississippi. This is a very nice example of a dug one that was excavated in a Texas cavalry camp in Dalton, GA. The three attachment pins on the reverse remain. There is one very small dent in the bottom right "arm" of the star but it doesn't detract from this nice piece. It is better seen in the close up photos.