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Front plate of a Gorget 1620

Originally part of a gorget that would have had one plate front and back. This would have formed the front of the gorget. The single plate is flared to form a short integral neck protection and it extends down over the chest. The neck and outer edge have a narrow, straight, plain inward turned roll. The outer edge has a parallel raised ridge. The front is decorated with a spray of 6 embossed, tapered bands that end in blunt points. Each is engraged with five lines. The neck, ends of the bands and outer border are decorated with sets of three copper alloy capped rivets. This style of decoration with rivets is typical of the 17th c.


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