Object Title

Pikeman's breastplate and tassets

Pikeman's breastplate and tassets

Date

1630

Object Number

III.1631

Provenance

Transferred to the Tower from Farleigh-Hungerford Castle in 1979. Formerly Loan 22 taken into guardianship with castle.

Physical Description

The breastplate has a medial keel terminating in a point, the waist dipping down at the centre, and a broad flange. The arm and neck edges are inwardly turned, and bordered by a single incised line. The flange side edges are inwardly turned and accompanied by a sunken border. At either side of the chest is a swivel-hook inside a pierced stud for fastening the shoulder straps. The tassets are attached to the flange by two hinges,


The tassets are each of one piece, embossed to simulate six lames, the lower deeper than those above. The main edges are inwardly turned and accompanied by sunken border.

Dimensions

Weight: kg ( 7 lb 12 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped with a dagger, or I, for the maker at the neck.

Associations

Places England