Object Title

Pikeman's breastplate and tassets

Pikeman's breastplate and tassets



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Transferred from the Rotunda Museum of Artillery, Woolwich, 1978.

Physical Description

The breastplate has a medial keel terminating in residual peascod, and flanged at the waist. The arm and neck edges are inwardly turned, incised line at neck, sunken border round lower edge. At either side of the chest is a swivel-hook inside a pierced stud for fastening the shoulder straps. The tassets are permantly attached, of one piece, embossed to simulate six lames. The main edges are inwardly turned and accompanied by sunken border. They are decorated with three vertical lines of rivets, lozenges of four rivets on the lower lame.


Weight: 9 lb 10 oz

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped at the neck with a crowned IR, combined CL and MA 2184.


Places England

Bibliographic References

Rotunda Catalogue, 1873 p.137, MA 2184

Rotunda Catalogue, 1906 p.149, No 16/121

Rotunda Catalogue, 1963, Vol 2, p.58, No. 16/91


The breastplate III.1502 is also stamped with a trident mark.