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Pikeman

Musketeer

 

 

Breastplatea typical pikeman's suit breastplate, this example was made for a large man with a long waist.  The better the tailoring of the armor to the individual, the better a man could move around while wearing it.  It is not possible to tell whether the large dent in the front occurred before or after burial. 

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