Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1650

Object Number

III.1475 A

Provenance

From the collection of Dr. R. Williams, 1974.

Physical Description

The cuirass is of superior quality. The breastplate has a raised neck, a medial ridge with a point at the waist and a medium flange with a central scallop. The main edges have plain inward turns bordered by double incised lines. At either arm is a pierced stud and swivel hook held by a brass rivet. The surface is black from the hammer. The backplate matches the breastplate. It has a raised neck and a flange at the waist. The main edges have plain inward turns bordered by double incised lines. At either shoulder is a restored shoulder strap with original scales (except for one of the terminal plates, which is restored). At either side of the waist is a restored waist strap and buckle. The backplate is of proof, with two deep proof marks near the centre.

Dimensions

Weight: 10 lb 15 oz

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

A.V.B. Norman and G.M. Wilson, Treasures from the Tower of London, [Norwich], 1982, pl.V.

Notes

Formerly on loan to Castle Museum, Nottigham, (1978?).