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Object Name PIN
Catalog Number 0985.13.00692
Description This pin is wood carved in a shell shape with a gold backing and a pin clasp. As of 27 May, 1994 the wooden shell is no longer secured to the backing.
Dimensions H-0.75 inches
Owned owner/user unknown
Owner Regiment CSS Virginia / USS Merrimac
Event Battle of Hampton Roads
Provenance A scarf pin made from the wood of the "Virginia-Merrimack."
Search Terms Battle of Hampton Roads
Confederate States Navy
Subjects jewelry
Iron-clad vessels