Object Title

Harquebusier's breastplate

Harquebusier's breastplate

Date

1650

Object Number

II.295

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 arm is a mushroom headed stud for the shoulder straps. At the left of centre is a shallow proof mark The exterior is black from the hammer. At either shoulder is a drilled suspension hole.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 413 mm, width 340 mm Weight: 4000 g

Component parts

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped tiny RB, helmeted A, cross of Saint George, and large circular mark (clearly reading A.BB over a label over a fess).

Associations

Places England