Object Title

Harquebusier's breastplate

Harquebusier's breastplate

Date

1650

Object Number

III.2124

Provenance

Tower arsenal.

Physical Description

The breastplate has a raised neck, a medial keel terminating in a point at the waist and a narrow flange. The arm and neck edges have plain inward turns. At either side of the chest is a mushroom-headed stud for the shoulder straps. It is painted black. There are two suspension holes drilled at either shoulder.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 406 mm, width 348 mm Weight: 4150 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped SK for the maker and helmeted A. inside is a construction mark, 9 wedges.

Associations

Places England