Object Title

Harquebusier's breastplate

Harquebusier's breastplate

Date

1650

Object Number

II.205

Provenance

Tower arsenal.

Physical Description

The breastplate has a raised neck and a medial keel terminating in a point at the waist, and has an narrow flange. The arm and neck edges have plain inward turns, At either side of the chest is a mushroom-headed stud for fastening the shoulder straps. At either side is a belt bracket attached by one rivet. It is painted black. There is a crack and bent section at the lower corner of the right arm.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 412 mm, width 315 mm Weight: 3500 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped IL.

Associations

Places England