Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1645-1655

Object Number

III.3422

Provenance

Returned from loan to Dover Castle 1989.

Physical Description

It has a smoothly raised neck and a medial keel terminating in a point at the waist which has a very narrow flange. The neck and arm edges have plain, inward turns. At either arm is a mushroom headed stud for the shoulder straps. Low at the left is a proof mark.
It is painted black. Two studs have been hammered in, and used to wrap suspension wire around. There is something odd and square at either shoulder.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 419 mm (16.5 in.), Width 352 mm (13.9 in.) Weight: 4.30kg (9lb. 7 oz.)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.

Associations

Places England