Horseshoe excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp

Object Number: 
INV.5924.446
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 5/8 x 4 1/2 x 3/8 in. ( 11.7 x 11.4 x 1 cm )
Description: 
Iron horseshoe excavated at the British military camp on the Dyckman farm in Washington Heights, Manhattan.
Gallery Label: 
This horseshoe was excavated by the Field Exploration Committee, at the British camp on the Dyckman farm, between Seaman and Payson Avenues, and at 204th St. in Washington Heights. The horseshoe could have been worn by an officer's horse, or by a horse used for transporting supplies or artillery.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group