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Belt buckle excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp

Object Number: 
INV.5924.89
Date: 
1760-1775
Medium: 
Brass, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 1 3/8 in. ( 5.1 x 3.5 cm )
Description: 
Brass belt buckle excavated at the British military camp on the Dyckman farm in Washington Heights, Manhattan; rectangular frame with fragment of an iron tongue.
Gallery Label: 
This buckle was excavated in 1917 by Reginald P. Bolton, William L. Calver, and others prior to the formation of the Field Exploration Committee in 1918, at the British camp on the Dyckman farm, between Seaman and Payson Avenues and 204th and Academy Streets in Washington Heights. It was stored as part of the Reginald Pelham Bolton Collection of Revolutionary War Relics in the Morris-Jumel Mansion, at 160th Street and Edgecomb Avenue in Washington Heights, Manhattan.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group