Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1650

Object Number

III.1512

Provenance

Transfered from the Rotunda Museum of Artillery, Woolwich, 1978.

Physical Description

The breastplate has a raised neck and a medial keel terminating in a point at the waist, which curves down to the centre and is flanged. 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, and spot cleaned in the late 1970s at the neck and shoulder to reveal the marks.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 391 mm, width 345 mm Weight: 3400 g (7 lb 9 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped at the neck with TT and a small circle. At the left shoulder MA 2213. Painted 16/119 over 16/149.

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1873 p.137, MA 2213

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1906, p.149, no.16/149

Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda at Woolwich, London, 1963, Vol 2, p.58, no.16/119

Notes

Associated with backplate III.1548 while at Rotunda.