Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1650

Object Number

III.2198

Provenance

Tower arsenal, 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 left of the ridge is a proof mark. The exterior is black from the hammer. At the right side edge is a fold, suggesting that this is of dounle-skinned construction, but this is not matched on the left side. At either shoulder is a drilled suspension hole.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 438 mm, width 340 mm Weight: 3900 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped HC for the maker, helmeted A for the Armourers' Company of London, and a large circular mark.

Associations

Places England