Framed set of military buttons (10) excavated at Revolutionary War military site

Framed set of military buttons (10) excavated at Revolutionary War military site
Title
Framed set of military buttons (10) excavated at Revolutionary War military site
Date 
1770-1783
Medium 
Pewter
Dimensions 
largest: 7/8 in. ( 2.2 cm )
Description 
Pewter military buttons; solid pewter disks with the emblem, number, or symbol of their regiment on front; one button has crossed swords and another has a skull and crossbones below its regiment number; one button has its number flanked on the left by two C's forming a dolphin; another has its number enclosed inside a small circle in center, with an emblem along the bottom edge.
Object Number 
1963.25.1-10
Marks 
stamped: (1-2), on front: "USA" (Continental Army) stamped: (3), on front: "1/C.R." (1st Connecticut Regiment; coat button) stamped: (4), on front: "3" (3rd Connecticut Regiment; dolphin next to number; coat) stamped: (5), on front: "MASS/VI" (6th Massachusetts Regiment; crossed swords below number) stamped: (6), on front: "MASS/VIII" (8th Massachusetts Regiment; skull and crossbones below number) stamped: (7), in center on front: "1"; along bottom edge: "AMERICAN" (Queens Rangers, the 1st American Regiment; coat) stamped: (8), on front: "RP" (Royal Provincials; crown above emblem; coat) stamped: (9), on front: "22" (British 22nd Regiment) stamped: (10), on front: "37" (British 37th Regiment; coat)
Gallery Label 
These buttons were excavated by the Field Exploration Committee at Revolutionary War sites in New York. The Continental Army buttons were found near the Revolutionary barracks at West Point, and the British Army buttons were found at Fort Richmond in Staten Island. The buttons were worn on the uniforms of privates.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group