Object Title

Harquebusier's breastplate

Harquebusier's breastplate



Object Number



Old Tower stock

Physical Description

With a raised neck, medial ridge and narrow flange at the waist. The arm and neck edges have inward turns. At either side of the chest is a mushroom-headed stud for attaching the shoulder straps from the backplate. There is a proof mark on the lower right-hand side. There is a later crude suspension hole pierced at the outer edge of each shoulder.


Dimensions: Max height: 33.1 cm (13.05 in), Max width: 34.1 cm (13.45 in) Weight: 3.427 kg (7 lb 8 3/4 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped below the neck to right of medial ridge with SK for the maker, and to left with a helmeted A with, below, a crowned CR.There are 6 wedge-shaped construction marks in a flattened diamond pattern on the inner lower right side.


Places England