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Rare Revolutionary War wood-and-iron cheval-de-frise head from the Siege of Fort Mifflin, Philadelph

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Rare Revolutionary War wood-and-iron cheval-de-frise head from the Siege of Fort Mifflin, Philadelph
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Rare Revolutionary War wood-and-iron cheval-de-frise head from the Siege of Fort Mifflin, Philadelphia, 1777. 9410 grams, 23" tall, 8-1/2" at base. Extremely interesting recovery find from the Delaware River near Forts Mifflin and Mercer. This was the iron tip of a series of 20- to 40-foot poles that were placed in rows in the river shallows to trap or rip unwary British ships, named cheval-de-frise by French engineers working with American forces. Most specimens are found in museums. This piece was recovered in the 1980s and was originally 12 feet long but shortened by the finder to its present length and conserved. Small stand with description accompanies. With photo-certificate.