Object Title

Harquebusier's breastplate

Harquebusier's breastplate



Object Number



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 either arm is a mushroom-headed stud for the shoulder straps. The neck and arm edges have plain inward turns. At the left and centre of the ridge are proof marks. The exterior is black from the hammer. At either shoulder is a large, pierced suspension hole. At the right side has been riveted a brass suspension bracket, and at the left shoulder is riveted part of another.


Dimensions: height: 420 mm, width: 350 mm Weight: 4850 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped combined WA for the maker, 8, and Cross of St George for the Commonwealth. Inside is a construction mark, X and 9 wedges.


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