Object Title

Harquebusier's breastplate

Harquebusier's breastplate

Date

1650

Object Number

II.297

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. Ar either arm is a mushroom headed stud for the shoulder straps. At the right of centre is a proof mark. The exterior is painted black, over a black from the hammer finish.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 415 mm, width 350 mm Weight: 3950 g

Component parts

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped IL and Cross of St George. Inside, a construction mark of xxxx and 3 wedges.

Associations

Places England