Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

about 1859

Object Number

III.3229

Provenance

On loan 67 to Headquarters, Eastern Command, Flagstaff House, Colchester.

Physical Description

Formerly attached to a wooden shield the mount still remains inside the breast. It has a shallow cut-out at the neck, shallow arm-openings and a medial keel terminating in a triangular facet just above the waist, which has a flange that deepens to a point at its centre. The neck, arm-openings and waist-flange have plain, brass border. The edges are bordered by thirty large brass rivets of round-headed form. The rivets at either side of the waist are of flat headed form. The rivets are fitted with large cicular internal washers, At either side of the chest is riveted an mushroom-shaped brass stud, to engage the shoulder-straps of the backplate. there are two holes pierced at either side of the arm holes. Lacquered and lighlty patinated.

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped at the lower left No.2 above a crown over 8 and a crown over an arrow. Stamped inside at the flange is a large flange.

Associations

Places England