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Belt buckle excavated at Revolutionary War barracks

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Title:
Belt buckle excavated at Revolutionary War barracks
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Brass
Classification: 
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 5/8 x 2 3/8 in. ( 4.1 x 6 cm )
Date End: 
1 783
Description: 
Brass belt buckle; rectangular frame.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Washington Headquarters Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1947
Object Number: 
INV.6100.344
Gallery Label: 
This belt buckle was excavated by Reginald P. Bolton and others from a refuse deposit near military barracks that extended along Bennett Avenue between 181st and 182nd Streets. The barracks were built after the surrender of Fort Washington on November 16, 1776, and were occupied by the British and Hessian garrisons of the fort until evacuation in 1783.
Date Begin: 
1760
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group