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Shoe buckle excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp

Object Number: 
INV.5924.548
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/2 x 1 7/8 in. ( 1.3 x 4.8 cm )
Description: 
Bronze shoe buckle excavated at the British military camp on the Dyckman farm in Washington Heights, Manhattan; rectangular, arched frame decorated with lines and a flower in the center of each arm of the frame.
Gallery Label: 
This buckle was excavated by Reginald P. Bolton, William L. Calver, 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 204th Street, in Washington Heights. The buckle was worn by a British, Hessian, or Loyalist officer.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group