Object Title

Harquebusier's breastplate and plackart

Harquebusier's breastplate and plackart



Object Number



Tower arsenal.

Physical Description

The breastplate has a raised neck, the flange edge an inward turn, and these and the arm edges are bordered by double incised lines. It has four pierced studs, those at either side for the plackart only, and those at either side of the chest for the plackart and shoulder straps. The plackart has slots and swivel hooks at either side, and holes and swivel hooks, only the base of the one at the left surviving, at either side of the chest. Decorated with double incised lines.


Dimensions: breastplate height 465 mm, width 390 mm, plackart height 415 mm, width 370 mm Weight: Breastplate 6500 g (14 lb 3 oz), plackart 3500 g (7 lb 11 oz), total 10.05 kg

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped on the plackart with IL at the neck and crowned CR at the right shoulder.


Places England