Unit insignia

Title:
Unit insignia
Date: 
1775-1783
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 2 in. ( 7.6 x 5.1 cm )
Description: 
Cartridge badge with crown and "GR" designs. Military artifacts excavated from the British Revolutionary War fort and campsite at Richmond, Staten Island; including brass scabbard points and scabbard hooks, a silver wire tassel from an officer's uniform, a bronze officer's shoe buckle impressed with a floral decorative design, an inscribed bronze shoe buckle, rectangular bronze belt plates with inscriptions, and a cartridge box badge cast in open work brass, with a design of the British crown cast above a circular body.
Object Number: 
Inv.5620.7
Gallery Label: 
These military artifacts were excavated by the Field Exploration Committee at the British Revolutionary War fort and campsite at Richmond, Staten Island, from 1919-1920. Some artifacts have numbered tags. These artifacts, INV.5620.1 - INV.5620.12, were originally framed together as a set of miliatary artifacts. This cartridge box badge features a design of the British crown and the letters "GR," for Georgius Rex, King George III's Latin title. It is part of a group of military artifacts excavated by the Field Exploration Committee at a British Revolutionary War fort and campsite at Richmond, Staten Island, from 1919-1920.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group