Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1660

Object Number

III.1511

Provenance

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

Physical Description

The breastplate has a raised neck and a medial keel terminating in a point at the waist, and has a flange. The arm and neck edges have plain inward turns. At either side of the chest is a stud for fastening the shoulder straps.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 445 mm, width 377 mm Weight: 5800 g (12 lb 14 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped at the neck with a crowned CR, helmeted A twice incompletely struck, IR possibly for John Rivett Jr and D, possibly for John Doewell. Stamped at the left shoulder MA 2215. Inside is a construction mark, two dots.

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1873 p.137, MA 2215

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1906, p.149, no.16/151

Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda at Woolwich, London, 1963, Vol 2, p.58, no.16/121

Notes

Associated with backplate III.1553 while at Rotunda.