Buckles (36) excavated at a British and Hessian Revolutionary War fort and camp
largest: 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 x 3/4 in. ( 5.7 x 5.7 x 1.9 cm )
Bronze and iron buckles excavated at the British and Hessian camp on Laurel Hill at Fort George, along Audubon and Eleventh Avenues and between 190th and 194th Streets in Washington Heights, Manhattan; includes bronze belt buckles, and bronze or iron knee and shoe buckles; some knee and shoe buckles are decorated with impressed floral designs; one shoe buckle is inscribed.
Gift of the Washington Headquarters Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1947
stamped: (130), on tongue, bottom of buckle: "DEPST"
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