Object Title

Harquebusier's breastplate

Harquebusier's breastplate

Date

1650

Object Number

II.228

Provenance

Tower arsenal.

Physical Description

It has a raised neck, a medial ridge and a flange at the waist. The main edges have plain inward turns, the arms bordered by single incised lines, the neck and flange by round headed rivets which secure the inner plate. It is of duplex construction, the edges folded all round. At either arm is a mushroom headed stud for the shoulder straps. At the right is a proof mark, and at the left three shallow dents. The exterior is black from the hammer. The microhardness is inner 276 HV, outer 232 Hv.

Materials

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 400 mm, width 355 mm Weight: 3755 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped EO for the maker and 89. Inside is a construction mark, X and 2 wedges.

Associations

Places England

Notes

Probably made as a duplex breastplate, not converted.