Object Title

Harquebusier's breastplate

Harquebusier's breastplate

Date

1650

Object Number

II.221

Provenance

Tower arsenal.

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 bordered by a series of later lining holes. At the left is a proof mark. At either shoulder is a wide slot for cross belts. At either side is a belt hook. The exterior and interior are covered in thick black paint.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 435 mm, width 350 mm Weight: 3600 g

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible on the ourtside. Inside is a construction mark, 6 wedges.

Associations

Places England

Notes

Possible remodeled for wear as a breastplate without a backplate by use of broad cross straps from the slots at the shoulders.