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44PG302/EU1050-5   Cheekpiece 1446


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Cheekpiececomplete right proper cheekpiece, or earflap, was part of a helmet, probably a burgonet type.  In this image you can see the holes for the rivet attachment on the upper left.   Although whole helmets seldom survive and are therefore rare in Virginia collections, the cheekpiece section is found more often.   This example was recovered  from Jordan's Journey, a 17th-century settlement site in Prince George County near Hopewell, Virginia. 

Currently on view in the conservation laboratory window display exhibit at the Virginia Department of Historic Resources' front lobby.