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Bale seal

Bale seal
Title
Bale seal
Date 
1760-1783
Medium 
Lead
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 3/4 in. ( 3.8 x 1.9 cm )
Description 
Circular, flat bale seal.
Object Number 
INV.5716.20
Marks 
stamped: front: "24"; back has stamped symbol resembling pie: curved line atop two vertical lines.
Gallery Label 
This bale seal was excavated by the Field Exploration Committee from a refuse deposit near a military camp and fort at Richmond, Staten Island. Built after the arrival of British forces under General William Howe in July, 1776, the fort was occupied by British and Hessian troops until evacuation in 1783. The seal was fastened to the outside of a package of blankets, clothing, or other supplies that was shipped to the troops.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group