Object Title

Harquebusier's breastplate

Harquebusier's breastplate

Date

1650

Object Number

II.307

Provenance

Tower arsenal.

Physical Description

It has a raised neck, a medial ridge and a narrow flange at the waist. The neck and arm edges have plain inward turns. At either shoulder is a mushroom headed stud for the shoulder straps. At either side is a belt hook. At the right of centre are two proof marks. The exterior is black from the hammer. At either side of the neck is a modern drilled suspension hole. There is a lateral crack at the centre of the flange.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 405 mm, width 340 mm Weight: 3850 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped combined TR twice for the maker and helmeted A. Inside a construction mark of 7 wedges.

Associations

Places England