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44PG302/EU2129-97   Tasset Lames 2029

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Tasset LamesEarly 17th century.  These two lames, strips of sheet metal, were riveted together as part of a tasset that protected the upper leg.  The separate strips were overlapped and attached in such a way that they would move when the wearer moved.  To work properly they would have to overlap in the upward direction.  You can see at least one brass rivet. 

This group was recovered from Jordan's Journey in Prince George County near Hopewell.