Peterson.Witten Goodwyn, who served as a Confederate Army Captain
in Company C, Sixth South Carolina Cavalry under the command of General M.C.Butler
moved to Lake City, Florida after the Civil War. There he worked for a
Florida Railroad company while living in Lake City, Florida. He found this
discoidal somewhere between there and Tallahassee, Florida. It was passed
down through the family until it was given to his great grandson, Eugene
R. Goodwyn III, of Seneca, South Carolina.
Mr. Goodwyn III learned of its use from Tommy Charles, South Carolina State
Archaeologist who identified it and explained its usage. The discoidal is
a single cup Tennessee type measuring 5 3/4 inches in diameter and is made
of highly polished golden quartzite.