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Brass ornament found at Fort Lennox

Object Number: 
INV.6196.68ab
Date: 
1800-1820
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 1 1/2 in. ( 2.5 x 3.8 cm )
Description: 
Brass ornament; shell-shaped.
Gallery Label: 
This ornament was excavated in 1927 by the Field Exploration Commitee at Fort Lennox, a British fort on Isle aux Noix in the Richelieu River in Quebec, Canada. Built during the Revolutionary War, the fort served as a base for the British expeditions on Lake Champlain in 1813 and against Plattsburgh in 1814. The ornament was probably worn on a British soldier's uniform, or on the point of a British officer's sword scabbard.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group