British military button excavated in New York City

Title:
British military button excavated in New York City
Date: 
1770-1783
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/8 in. ( 1 cm )
Description: 
Pewter military button; regiment number in center on front inside sunburst border.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Washington Headquarters Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1947
Object Number: 
INV.6229.7
Marks: 
stamped: (7), on front: "63" (63rd Regiment)
Gallery Label: 
This button was excavated in the vicinity of Fort George by Reginald P. Bolton, William L. Calver, and others before the formation of the Field Exploration Committee in 1918. Built in 1781, the fort extended between Audobon and Amsterdam Avenues and 192nd and 193rd Streets in Washington Heights. The button was worn by a private of the 63rd Regiment who was camped near the fort.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group