Object Title

Siege breastplate

Siege breastplate



Object Number



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

Physical Description

The breastplate has a medial keel dipping to a point at the waist. The neck, arm-openings and waist have outwardly flanged, bordered by rivet holes for a lining. At either side of the chest is a mushroom-headed stud for fastening the shoulder straps. A flat iron belt-hook has been riveted at the left side. Painted black.


Dimensions: Height: 39.5 cm ( 15.6 in), Width: 32.3 cm (12.6 in) Weight: 5950 g (13 lb 1 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

none visible. Painted in white 16/78.


Places Europe

Bibliographic References

Rotunda Catalogue, 1873 p.137, no 2177

Rotunda Catalogue, 1906 p.149, No 16/114

Rotunda Catalogue, 1963, Vol 2, p.58, No. 16/48


Although it bears no stamped inventory it appears to be the breastplate recoded in the publications above.