Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1620-1628

Object Number

III.1504

Provenance

Old Tower Collection. Transfered from the Rotunda Museum of Artillery, Woolwich, 1978. Captured from the French under Marshall Toiras in 1627.

Physical Description

The breastplate has a central keel, V-shaped waist terminating in a vestigual peascod and deep flange. Plain inward turns at neck, arms, sides and lower edge of flange bordered by double incised lines. At either side of the chest is a stud for fastening the shoulder straps. Engraved TOIRAS across waist.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 480 mm, width at arms 355 mm Weight: 4 lb 8 oz

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped on the left shoulder MA 2173.

Associations

Places France

Bibliographic References

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1873 p.137, MA 2173.

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1906, p.149, no.16/110.

Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda at Woolwich, London, 1963, Vol 2, p.58, no.16/80.

Notes

Incorrectly marked 16/81 on arrival.