Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1650

Object Number

III.1534

Provenance

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

Physical Description

The breastplate has a raised neck, a medial keel terminating in a point at the waist and a narrow flange. The arm and neck edges have plain inward turns. At either side of the chest is a mushroom-headed stud for the shoulder straps. At the centre is a proof mark. It is russet from the hammer, the black paint having been removed in 1995.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 392 mm, width 328 mm Weight: 3750 g (8 lb 6 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped at the neck with a L and at the left shoulder MA 2199. Inside is a construction mark, VII.

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

Rotunda Catalogue, 1963, Vol 2, p.58, No. 16/105

Rotunda Catalogue, 1873 p.137, MA 2199

Rotunda Catalogue, 1906 p.149, No 16/135

Notes

This breastplate has been incorrectly marked 16/107, while III.1532 has been marked 16/105.