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44PG302/EU2129-96 F-430A S-2   Tasset Lames 2031

44PG302/EU2129-96 F-430A S-2

44PG302/EU2129-96 F-430A S-2  Rear

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Pikeman

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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.  Both a rivet and two decorative brass rosettes are visible.  They have been conserved in the folded condition in which they were found in the ground. They appear to have been deliberately folded before being thrown out.  

This articulated group is from Jordan's Journey, a 17th-century site in Prince George County near Hopewell, Virginia.