Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1671-1699

Object Number

III.1586

Provenance

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

Physical Description

Angled at the shoulders, high at the neck. All edges are rough and plain and bordered by lining rivet holes. 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 left. Painted black.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 40.4 cm ( 15.9 in), Width: 35.5 cm (14.0 in) Weight: kg ( 12 lb 15 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped at the left shoulder MA 2237,Painted in white paint 16/148.

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

Rotunda Catalogue, 1963, Vol 2, p.58, No. 16/140

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

Rotunda Catalogue, 1873 p.137, MA 2237