Object Title

Harquebusier's breastplate

Harquebusier's breastplate

Date

1650-1655

Object Number

III.2153

Provenance

Tower arsenal, accessioned from Lanthorn Tower, Room 3, 5 March 1987.

Physical Description

It has a raised neck, a medial ridge and a narrow flange at the waist. At either arm is a mushroom-headed stud for the shoulder straps. The neck and arm edges have plain inward turns. At the right of the ridge is a proof mark. The exterior is black from the hammer. There is a small amount of lamination inside either shoulder and in the turns of the arms.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 415 mm, width 345 mm Weight: 4350 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped with a cross of St. George for the Commonwealth, a helmeted A for the armourers' company of London and small RB. Inside is a large circular mark and a construction mark of 7 wedges.

Associations

Places England