Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1671-1699

Object Number

III.1544

Provenance

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

Physical Description

Of great weight. The breastplate with central keel dipping down to a blunt point at the waist. The edges are outwardly flanged. Bordered by rivet holes for lining rivets. 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 each side. There is a proof mark on the Right. Painted black.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 44.0 cm ( 17.3 in), Width: 32.3 cm (12.6 in) Weight: kg ( 14 lb 12 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Engraved at the right, P.T.E.F. No.XXI. At the right shoulder is stamped MA 2178 and painted in white 16/85.

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

Rotunda Catalogue, 1873 p.137, MA 2178

Rotunda Catalogue, 1906 p.149, No 16/115

Rotunda Catalogue, 1963, Vol 2, p.58, No. 16/85