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Belt buckle excavated at Fort Washington

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Title:
Belt buckle excavated at Fort Washington
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Brass, iron
Classification: 
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 3/8 x 2 1/8 in. ( 3.5 x 5.4 cm )
Date End: 
1 783
Description: 
Brass belt buckle; rectangular frame with iron tongue.
Object Number: 
INV.6200.3
Gallery Label: 
This buckle was excavated on July 15, 1922 by the Field Exploration Committee from a refuse pit outside the south ramparts of Fort Washington. Built by the Continental Army in the summer of 1776, the fort extended west along 183rd Street from Fort Washington Avenue to Pinehurst Avenue. The fort was captured on November 16, 1776 by British and Hessian forces, and was occupied by them until 1783. The buckle was probably worn by a British or Hessian soldier.
Date Begin: 
1760
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group