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Bronze object excavated at West Point

Bronze object excavated at West Point
Title
Bronze object excavated at West Point
Date 
1790-1820
Medium 
Bronze
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 x 1/2 in. ( 2.5 x 1.3 cm )
Description 
Bronze object excavated at West Point; flat and circular; flat, curved fastening strip extends from one end, two extend from other end.
Object Number 
INV.5925.357
Gallery Label 
This object was excavated by the Field Exploration Committee from a refuse dump near the nineteenth-century barracks at West Point, a series of forts and barracks in Orange County, New York built by the Continental Army in 1777. The object is probably a fastener for packages of military supplies.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group