Object Title

Pikeman's breastplate

Pikeman's breastplate



Object Number

III.1656 A


Transferred to the Tower from Farleigh-Hungerford Castle in 1979. Formerly Loan 22 taken into Guardianship with castle. F.H.C. No.92

Physical Description

Straight sided breast with medial ridge from neckline to base over crutch and with deep flange that slopes forward from waist line. Shallow curved neckline and arm-openings have lain inward turns. At either side is a pierced stud for missing hook for attaching backplate. On flange at right is a pierced stud and at left another prominent stud. Painted black and is badly damaged with large holes caused by oxidation.


Dimensions: Height: 44 cm ( 17.36 in), Width: 38 cm ( 15 in) Weight: kg ( 2 lb 14 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

none visible.


Places England


October 1980. Recieved back from Ancient Monuments Laboratory. AM No.749490