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Cabasset cheek piece from Popham Colony, Phippsburg, ca. 1607-1608

Contributed by Maine State Museum

Ninety five percent of the fragments of iron or steel found at the Popham Colony were identified as armor. A helmet cheek piece was found along with a buckle that was most likely part of a military harness. Most of the pieces of armor were found on the storehouse floor, mostly in the south-eastern corner. Ten pieces were found at the Admiral’s house, 15 were in the vicinity of the vice admiral’s house. Only one piece was found in the buttery, which is a closely guarded building used for storage for the butts or casks of spiritous liquors.

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  • Title: Cabasset cheek piece from Popham Colony, Phippsburg, ca. 1607-1608
  • Creation Date: circa 1607
  • Subject Date: circa 1607
  • Local Name: Popham
  • Town: Phippsburg
  • County: Sagadahoc
  • State: ME
  • Media: iron, steel
  • Collection: Popham Colony
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine State Museum
Maine State Museum, 83 state house station, Augusta, ME 04333
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