Object Title




About 1630-40

Object Number


Physical Description

Consisting of a front and rear plate, each of which deepens at the centre and has an upward-flanged neck opening. The main edges have a plain inward turn, bordered by 9 domed brass lining rivets on the front plate and 7 on the rear plate. The front plate has a keyhole slot on the right that engages a mushroom-headed stud, fitted with an internal square washer, on the rear plate, and articulates a domed rivet with internal square washer, on the left.
It is externally bright and slightly patinated, and internally rough from the hammer. The front neck-opening has split and broken out to the right of centre, and there is a small crack to the lower left of the rear plate.


Dimensions: Max. width: 27.4 cm (10.75 in), Max. depth: 27.2 cm (10.7 cm) Weight: 0.502 kg (1 lb 1 1/2 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

There appear to be three incised construction marks internally on the right of the front plate: III


Bibliographic References

Claude Blair, European Armour, B.T. Batsford Ltd., London, 1958, p.206-7.