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.
- 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
For more information about this item, contact:
Maine State Museum
83 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333
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LC Subject Headings
Forts & fortification--Maine--Phippsburg
Fort Saint George (Phippsburg, Me.)
North America--Discovery and exploration
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