Stock plate for musket excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp

Object Number: 
INV.5924.419
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 5/8 x 1 in. ( 6.7 x 2.5 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: (419), on back: "P"
Description: 
Brass stock plate for musket excavated at the British military camp on the Dyckman farm in Washington Heights, Manhattan; flat, curved plate which narrows to point at one end; hole for screw on back; inscribed.
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 the stock of a musket.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group