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Bayonet tip

Bayonet tip
Bayonet tip
Overall: 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. (1.9 x 5.7 cm)
Military artifacts excavated from the British Revolutionary War fort and campsite at Richmond, Staten Island; including brass scabbard points and scabbard hooks, a silver wire tassel from an officer's uniform, a bronze officer's shoe buckle impressed with a floral decorative design, an inscribed bronze shoe buckle, rectangular bronze belt plates with inscriptions, and a cartridge box badge cast in open work brass, with a design of the British crown cast above a circular body.
Object Number 
cast: (2), front of badge: "GR" (Royal cypher) engraved: (5), front of belt plate: "GR" (Royal cypher) engraved: (7), front of buckle: "37 R" (37th British regiment) engraved: (11), front of belt plate: "37" (37th British regiment)
Gallery Label 
These military artifacts were excavated by the Field Exploration Committee at the British Revolutionary War fort and campsite at Richmond, Staten Island, from 1919-1920. Some artifacts have numbered tags. These artifacts, INV.5620.1 - INV.5620.12, were originally framed together as a set of miliatary artifacts.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group