Object Title

Harquebusier's breastplate

Harquebusier's breastplate



Object Number



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. The arm edges are bordered by single incised lines, partialy eroded away. At either side of the chest is rivet hole for the mushroom-headed stud for the shoulder straps. On the left is a proof mark. It is russet from the hammer. The left centre of the flange is bent. At either side is a pierced construction hole.


Dimensions: height 420 mm, width 352 mm Weight: 3200 g

Inscriptions and Marks

A within fleur-de-lys and helmeted A outside with 5 or 6 punch marks inside.


Places England