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Pike or lance point

Object Number: 
INV.6168.39
Date: 
1775-1783
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 15 7/8 x 2 1/8 in. ( 40.3 x 5.4 cm )
Description: 
Iron pike or lance point; diamond-shaped blade in cross-section with two flat arms fastened together with nails extending from bottom.
Gallery Label: 
This blade was excavated by Reginald P. Bolton and others at a military camp at 201st Street and Ninth Avenue in Washington Heights, Manhattan. Built after the surrender of Fort Washington by American forces on November 16, 1776, the camp was occupied by British soldiers who were guarding the landing area for a ferry that crossed the Harlem River from the Bronx to Manhattan.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group