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. There is a proof mark at the left and right. The exterior is black from the hammer. At either shoulder is a small suspension hole. The centre of the flange is damaged.


Dimensions: height 425 mm, width 335 mm Weight: 3100 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped SS for the maker. Inside stamped S and a construction mark V.


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