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Badge of the Society of the Cincinnati
Silk, gold, enamel
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largest: 1 3/8 x 2 1/4 x 1/8 in. ( 3.5 x 5.7 x 0.3 cm )
Rectangular frames with bar across middle.
These buckles were 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 buckles were probably worn on soldiers' uniforms.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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