Object Title

Siege breastplate

Siege breastplate

Date

1700-1799

Object Number

III.1525

Provenance

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

Physical Description

Very heavy. The breastplate has a a medial keel terminating in a V-shaped point at the waist, with a very narrow flange. The arm and neck edges have out turned flanges and are bordered by spaced-out lining rivet holes. At either side of the chest is a mushroom headed stud for the shoulder straps. At the left side is a flat iron belt-hook, and at the right a staple. A large dent at the lower right. Painted black.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 430 mm, width 325 mm Weight: 6.65 kg (14 lb 12 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Incised crudely at the right TLENXXV. Stamped at the left shoulder MA 2177, Painted in white 16/84.

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

Rotunda Catalogue, 1873 p.137, MA 2177

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

Rotunda Catalogue, 1963, Vol 2, p.58, No. 16/84