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Popham Colony Artifacts

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

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

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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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