Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1650

Object Number

III.2146

Provenance

Tower arsenal.

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 fastening the shoulder straps. At the right centre of the chest is a proof mark. The exterior is black from the hammer, the inside retains some black paint and its surface is scaling. At either side, near the arms, are two drilled suspension holes.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 423 mm, width 350 mm Weight: 3550 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped sans serif HC and helmeted A.

Associations

Places England