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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

Helmet PG300

44PG300/1E-69   Burgonet
44PG300/1E-69
Peaked
Burgonet
—a 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.

Updated May 30, 2017