Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1465-1475

Object Number

III.1282

Provenance

From the armoury of Count Trapp, Schloss Churburg

Physical Description

The placate is embossed with a prominent keel-shaped central ridge and the point is decorated with V-shaped notches. The attachment of the upper breast in the centre is by a sliding rivet. At the neck are stamped two marks of Milanese type. Fauld of three lames similar to that of III.1281

Materials

Dimensions

OverallDepth150 mm
OverallHeight550 mm
OverallWeight3.32 kg
OverallWidth362 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Makers Marks
Three marks of Milanese type, two identical featuring the letter 'R' (?) beneath a split cross
At the neck
Stamped

Associations

Bibliographic References

A.R. Dufty and W. Reid, European Armour in the Tower of London, 1968, plate CIX.

I.D.D. Eaves and T. Richardson, 'The Treytz Armour of Gaudenz Von Matsch at Schloss Churburg', The Journal of The Arms and Armour Society, vol.XIII, supplement, September 1990, pp.1-22, p.14.