Object Title

Harquebusier's breastplate

Harquebusier's breastplate

Date

1660

Object Number

II.317

Provenance

Tower arsenal.

Physical Description

It has a raised neck, a medial ridge and a narrow flange. The main edges have plain inward turns. At either arm is a mushroom headed stud for the shoulder straps. At the right is a shallow proof mark. At either side is a belt hook. At either side of the neck is a large suspension hole. The exterior is black from the hammer.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 420 mm, width 365 mm, depth 150 mm Weight: 3650 g

Component parts

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped AT and RR for the makers, crowned CR and Cross of St George. Inside the flange is a construction mark, XXXXI.

Associations

Places England