Does anyone know what this is?

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Found this in a farm field. I have had some trouble identifying it, it looks like a brass lead filled rosette, but I didn’t see any results for it. It could be some sort of plate I suppose, it used to have hardware on the back.
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Looks a bit like a poker chip.
 
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Agree w/ rosette. The pair of small circles on the back at 2 & 8 o'clock look like where the hook attached.
 
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Your find is definitely a (civilian) bridle rosette. Stamped sheetbrass front with solder-filled back. Yes, it is solder, not lead... most experienced diggers know pure lead doesn't corrode like what we see in your photo -- but a lead-alloy (lead plus zinc or lead plus tin) does corrode like that. The wire embedded in its back for attachment to the bridle's leather strap got pulled loose... which is probably how your rosette got lost. This particular construction of rosette (solder-filled back) dates mostly from the late-1700s through the mid-1800s.
 
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Your find is definitely a (civilian) bridle rosette. Stamped sheetbrass front with solder-filled back. (Yes, it is solder, not lead... most experienced diggers know pure lead doesn't corrode like what we see in your photo -- but a lead-alloy (lead plus zinc or lead plus tin) does corrode like that. The wire embedded in its back for attachment to the bridle's leather strap got pulled loose... which is probably how your rosette got lost. This particular construction of rosette (solder-filled back) dates mostly from the late-1700s through the mid-1800s.
agreed, we call them horse harness mounts.
 
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