Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1650

Object Number

III.2184

Provenance

Tower arsenal, Lanthorn Tower, Room 3, 5 March 1987.

Physical Description

It has a raised neck, a medial ridge and a narrow flange at the waist. At the left arm is a mushroom-headed stud for the shoulder strap, the right one is missing. The neck and arm edges have plain inward turns. At the right of the ridge is a deep proof mark. The exterior is black from the hammer. At the left shoulder is a large, pierced suspension hole. The right corner of the flange is damaged.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 415 mm, width 355 mm Weight: 3450 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Struck with AT for the maker, and a cross of St George for the Commonwealth. Inside is a construction mark IIII IIIIX.

Associations

Places England