Object Title

Left elbow gauntlet

Left elbow gauntlet



Object Number



From Malta.

Physical Description

Of very heavy metal. Made in two pieces, covers the forearm to the point of the elbow. Roped turns, six metacarpal lames extend to the knuckles. The fingers are missing. Decorated with deep double incised lines which form panels with internal borders of cusps with trefoils at the pionts. Traces of gilding remain in the engraving.


Weight: kg ( 4 lb 10 oz)

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Bibliographic References

Watts,K 1998 The armour of the Knights of St John, Malta. Royal Armouries Yearbook 3


belonging to an armour known as the Heavy Foot Armour of Alof de Wignacourt (Grand Master of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem from 1601-1622.) Other parts are: breastplate (Malta 1272), backplate (Malta 1271), gorget (Malta 1276), left tasset (Malta 1275), two partial upper cannons (Malta 1273-74), pot helmet (Malta 1277), shield (Malta 1270), Fragment (probl. cheekpiece of burgonet / Malta, no number), single lower lame (probl. part of a vambrace / III.959) .