Overall: 8 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 1/2 in. ( 22.2 x 3.8 x 1.3 cm )
stamped: (256), front of head: "US"
Iron linch pin excavated at West Point; rectangular bar with roughly oval head; head decorated with heart; inscription inside heart.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.