Object Title

Cuirassier's breastplate

Cuirassier's breastplate



Object Number



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

Physical Description

Narrow shoulder. An outward turn at the neck, inward turns at the other edges. A slight medial ridge extends from the neck to the flange at the waist. Two brass studs on either side of the breast for attaching the backplate.The edges are bordered by domed lining rivets. Painted black


Weight: kg ( 7 lb 13 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped at the left shoulder MA 2251 and painted in white 16/153.


Places France

Bibliographic References

Rotunda Catalogue, 1878 p.138, MA 2251

Rotunda Catalogue, 1906 p.149, No 16/184

Rotunda Catalogue, 1963, Vol 2, p.58, No. 16/153


The model is discussed in C Aries, 'Cuirasses des Cuirassiers type de 1807' 'Armes Blanches Militaires Francaises' (1975 fasc 23), fig 2.