Object Title

Siege breastplate

Siege breastplate

Date

1671-1699

Object Number

III.1584

Provenance

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

Physical Description

Flanged waist dips down to the centre. The edges have plain inward turns. At either side of the chest is a mushroom-headed stud for fastening the shoulder straps. Painted black.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 45.0 cm (17.8 in), Width: 33.2 cm (13.1 in) Weight: kg ( 10 lb 15 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped at the left shoulder MA 2236 and painted in white 16/124.

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

Rotunda Catalogue, 1873 p.137, MA 2236

Rotunda Catalogue, 1906 p.149, No 16/171

Rotunda Catalogue, 1963, Vol 2, p.58, No. 16/141