44PG307/48-181 Cheekpiece 2033

left proper cheekpiece, or earflap, which was part of a
helmet.  They vary slightly in shape.   Although whole helmets
rarely survive and are therefore rare in
Virginia collections, several of these burgonet cheekpieces have been
found and are now in the DHR collections.

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

Updated May 30, 2017