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Coin

Object Number: 
INV.6035.2
Date: 
1740-1783
Medium: 
Copper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/8 in. ( 2.9 cm )
Description: 
Copper coin; stamped profile bust on front and Britannia female figure on back, holding branch in one hand, staff in other, and leaning on shield.
Gallery Label: 
This coin was excavated by the Field Exploration Committee at a military camp at 238th Street and Riverdale Avenue in the Bronx, New York City. Built after the surrender of Fort Washington by American forces on November 16, 1776, the camp was occupied by British and Hessian forces until its abandonment in 1779.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group