Object Title

Harquebusier's breastplate

Harquebusier's breastplate



Object Number



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

Physical Description

It has a raised neck, a medial ridge and a very 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. There is a proof mark at the left of the ridge. The exterior is black from the hammer. At the deep central point is a brazed and riveted repair.


Dimensions: height 445 mm, width 335 mm Weight: 3950 g (8 lb 11 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped at the neck with a helmeted A and EO for the maker. At the left shoulder is MA 2201. Also stamped with the number 48.


Places England

Bibliographic References

Rotunda Catalogue, 1873 p.137, MA 2201

Rotunda Catalogue, 1906 p.149, No 16/137

Rotunda Catalogue, 1963, Vol 2, p.58, No. 16/107


In the inventory entry there is a picture of a backplate of the same inventory number.