Ornament excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp

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Overall: 1 x 1/2 x 1/8 in. ( 2.5 x 1.3 x 0.3 cm )
Brass ornament excavated at the British military camp on the Dyckman farm in Washington Heights, Manhattan; shield-shaped; decorated on one side with a branch and leaves border around a horseshoe and a small star; on the other side with a long, curved horn and a bell crisscrossed by an arrow and a rod or staff.
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This ornament was excavated by Reginald P. Bolton, William L. Calver, and others prior to or after 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 belonged to a British or Hessian soldier, or possibly a member of a soldier's family living in the camp. The ornament is possibly a medal, pendant, or part of a stickpin.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group