Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1615-1625

Object Number

III.1519

Provenance

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

Physical Description

The breastplate with a low neck, central keel, V-shaped waist terminating in a vestigual peascod and flange. Plain inward turns at neck and arm-openoings. Decorated with three sets of double incised lines running down the medial keel and two sets running from the arm-openings, all meeting at the peascod. There are two holes for a lance rest on the right of the breast. At either side of the chest is a stud for fastening the shoulder straps.

Dimensions

Weight: kg ( 5 lb 10 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped at the left shoulder MA 2219 and incorrectly painted 16/128.

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1873 p.137, MA 2219

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1906 p.149, No 16/155

Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda at Woolwich London, 1963, Vol 2, p.58, No. 16/125

Notes

Similar to III.1517 except for the lance rest.