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Breastplate Sectionmajor section of an early 17th-century breastplate.  It has been flattened while buried in a trash pit and thus appears distorted.  The rolled edges and brass rivets at the shoulders and on the skirt are typical of the pikeman suit breastplates commonly recovered from Virginia sites.  This example, however, also has a small flap in the armhole, a feature not found on other breastplate sections recovered from the same site or other nearby sites.  

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