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Horse bit

Horse bit
Title
Horse bit
Date 
1760-1783
Medium 
Iron
Dimensions 
Overall: 9 1/4 x 4 1/4 in. ( 23.5 x 10.8 cm )
Description 
Iron horse bit excavated at the British military camp on the Dyckman farm in Washington Heights, Manhattan.
Object Number 
1947.597
Gallery Label 
This horse bit was excavated by the Field Exploration Committee at the British camp on the Dyckman farm, between Seaman and Payson Avenues and 204th Street, in Washington Heights. The horse that wore this bit was owned by a British or Hessian officer, or was used to transport artillery and supplies.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group