Object Title

Harquebusier's breastplate

Harquebusier's breastplate

Date

1650

Object Number

II.241

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. At either side of the chest is a mushroom-headed stud for the shoulder straps. At the left is a proof mark. It is painted black.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 402 mm, width 338 mm Weight: 3500 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Obscured by paint, but clearly stamped L at the neck for the maker. Inside is a construction mark, XX and two wedges.

Associations

Places England