Scabbard hook excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp

Object Number: 
INV.5924.23
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 5/8 x 1/4 in. ( 5.1 x 1.6 x 0.6 cm )
Description: 
Brass scabbard hook excavated at the British military camp on the Dyckman farm in Washington Heights, Manhattan.
Gallery Label: 
This object was excavated by Reginald P. Bolton and others before 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 at 204th Street in Washington Heights. The hook held a bayonet scabbard to an infantryman's belt.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group