Object Title

Pikeman's breastplate and tassets

Pikeman's breastplate and tassets

Date

1630

Object Number

III.1785

Provenance

Tower arsenal; accessioned from the vaults, 1983.

Physical Description

Short waisted breastplate with central keel, vestigial peascod and deep flange. There are plain inward turns at the low neck, arm openings and at the lower edge of the flange. There is a hook and eye on each breast to secure the tassets. Two detachable tassets of 9 simulated lames. They have plain inward turns and sunken borders. Steel rivets form three circles and lines. It is bright.

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped crowned W and crowned IR.

Associations

Places England

Notes

Only known example of the crowned W mark.