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44PG307/EU48 F-2 S-3   Breastplate 1100

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Breastplate Sectionlower right proper.  Early 17th century.  This section includes part of a wide "skirt" along the bottom.  Two rivets with brass diamond-shaped washers are barely visible in this image along the top edge of the skirt.  These were used to attach the tasset lames that protected the upper part of the leg.  The rolled edge of the arm hole is typical of sheet armor pieces.  

This section was recovered from Jordan's Journey, a 17th-century settlement site in Prince George County near Hopewell, Virginia.