Plate for musket or pistol excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp

Object Number: 
INV.5924.420
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 3/8 in. ( 3.8 x 1 cm )
Description: 
Brass plate for musket or pistol excavated at the British military camp on the Dyckman farm in Washington Heights, Manhattan; flat; one end is oval-shaped; the other end is rectangular; engraved floral decoration on front.
Gallery Label: 
This plate was excavated by Reginald Pelham Bolton, William L. Calver, and others prior to or after the formation of 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 plate was mounted on a musket or pistol, probably a decorated officer's weapon.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group