Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1660

Object Number

III.2795

Provenance

Tower arsenal. Returned from loan 13 to Dartmnouth Castle, 23 9 1988.

Physical Description

It has a raised neck, a medial ridge and a narrow flange at the waist. At either arm is a mushroom-headed stud for the shoulder straps. The neck and arm edges have plain inward turns. At the right of the ridge is a proof mark. The exterior has been chrome plated over the corroded surface. At either side are three small suspension holes.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 425 mm, width 350 mm Weight: 3900 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Struck with a cross of St George for the Commonwealth, a helmeted A, what appears to be a crowned CR and one or two illegible marks.

Associations

Places England