Object Title

Harquebusier's breastplate

Harquebusier's breastplate

Date

1650

Object Number

II.236

Provenance

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

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.

Associations

Places England