Framed set of objects (36) excavated at West Point
Iron, lead, flint, copper, brass, glass, silver
largest: 5 x 1/2 in. ( 12.7 x 1.3 cm )
stamped: (74), on front of coin: "GEORGIVS III REX"; on back: "BRITANNIA/1775" (figure of Britannia on back) stamped: (75), on front of coin: ".PHS .V .D .G . HIST . ETIND . R" ; on back: ".............1744" (Spanish coin) stamped: (76), on front of c
Iron spikes; two iron knee-breech buckles: one has a square frame; the other has a rectangular frame; a brass buckle; an iron ice creeper; four iron grapeshot; three musket flints; a brass scabbard hook and brass scabbard point; three lead musket balls; one small green glass vial; an iron screw; an iron jacknife; an oval sleeve link with a glass head; a green glass gem; a brass Jew's harp; two copper British coins with a profile bust on front: one of the coins is inscribed on both sides and has a profile bust of King George III on front and a female figure of Britannia on back, holding a staff and leaning on a shield; a silver Spanish coin with inscriptions and symbols on both sides; a copper Vermont coin is inscribed on both sides and has a profile bust of King George on front.
These objects were excavated in 1923 by the Field Exploration Committee from a refuse pit near the Revolutionary War barracks at West Point, a series of forts and barracks built in Orange County, New York by the Continental Army. The Vermont cent probably belonged to a Federal soldier stationed at West Point after the Revolution.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.