Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1640-1660

Object Number

III.3427

Provenance

Returned from loan to Dover Castle, 1989.

Physical Description

Of 'short-waisted' form with a slightly raised, narrow neck, a medial ridge and a narrow flange at the waist. The neck and arm-openings have plain, inward-turned edges. At either arm-opening is riveted a mushroom-shaped stud to engage the shoulder-straps of the backplate. These have subsequently been driven in to provide wiring attachment points at the rear. Just to the left of centre, low down on the chest is struck a proof-mark.
Painted black.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 426 mm (16.7 in.), Width: 341 mm (13.4 in.), Depth: cm ( in.) Weight: 4.28 kg (9 lb 6.75 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.

Associations

Places England