Object Title

Cuirassier's breastplate

Cuirassier's breastplate



Object Number



Tower arsenal. Probably from the Waterloo battlefield.

Physical Description

The breastplate has a medial ridge, an outward partial turn at the neck and a rounded flange at the waist. The arm, side and flange edges have plain inward turns, and all the edges are bordered by round headed brass rivets, one at either side of the neck missing. At either side of the chest is an asymmetrical mushroom headed stud for the shoulder straps. At the centre of the chest is a manufacturing repair.


Dimensions: height 460 mm, width 370 mm, depth 165 mm Weight: 2.85 kg

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped ZUDERELL at the right shoulder.


Places France