Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

About 1650

Object Number

II.291

Provenance

Old Tower stock

Physical Description

With a raised neck, medial ridge and narrow flange at the waist. The neck and arm openings have inward turns and are bordered by single incised line decoration. At either side of the chest is a mushroom-headed stud for the attachment of the missing shoulder straps from the backplate. At either side under the arm openings is a flat downturned hook with outward turned flattened tip, secured by a large flat rivet and external crude washer, for securing the waist belt from the backplate. On the lower right side of the chest is a proof mark.
The outer surface is patinated, the inner rough from the hammer. There is slight lamination above the proof mark

Dimensions

Dimensions: Max height: 34 cm (13.4 in), Max width: 33 cm (13 in) Weight: 3.680 kg (8 lb 1 1/3 oz)

Component parts

Pot

Inscriptions and Marks

Two possible marks below neck, one a scribed A (?)

Associations

Places England