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44PG300/1E-69   Burgonet

44PG300/1E-69

 

Peaked Burgoneta burgonet is an open-type helmet generally found with ear flaps, a brim,  a comb or a peaked finial, and sometimes a faceguard.  This example,  the only helmet in the DHR Collections, is the peaked style with a finial at the top instead of the comb.   The cheekpieces are no longer present but you can see the area where they would have been attached (lower center). 

This burgonet was recovered in 1989 from Jordan's Journey, a 17th- century settlement site in Prince George County near Hopewell, Virginia.  The same pit also contained a whole breastplate as well as other armor fragments.