Brass object excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp

Brass object excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp
Title
Brass object excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp
Date 
1760-1783
Medium 
Brass
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 1/8 x 3/8 x 1/4 in. ( 2.9 x 1 x 0.6 cm )
Description 
Brass object excavated at the British military camp on the Dyckman farm in Washington Heights, Manhattan; small rectangular bridge-shaped object with engraved floral decoration.
Object Number 
INV.5924.432
Gallery Label 
This object was excavated by Reginald Pelham Bolton and others prior to 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 St. in Washington Heights. The object is possibly a brass mount for an officer's decorated musket or pistol.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group