Object Title

Long left elbow gauntlet

Long left elbow gauntlet



Object Number



Returned from Dover Castle loan, 1989.

Physical Description

It comprises a single cuff, four metacarpal lames and a knuckle-plate. The tubular cuff flares to the elbow where it is flanged and has an overlapping joint on the inside secured by seven externally flush rivets. The upper main edge has a strong inward turn bordered by thirteen lining-rivets with square internal washers retaining substantial fragments of the leather lining-band of which one at the back also retains a complete, spatulate leather tab with an ovoid cut-out at its centre. The lower main edge is turned outward and arched on the inside to accomodate the wrist levelling at the front for the passage of the thumb and for the attachment of the metacarpal lames. Each lame overlaps upwards and is cusped at either side for the articulating rivet, each of which also retains on the inside a near complete leather lining-band. A large knuckle-plate is similarly attached to the fourth lame. It is embossed for the knuckles, each of which has a rivet with a square internal washer retaining fragments of the leather for the attachment of the missing finger scales.
It is painted black overall. Each of the main edges is bordered by a double incised line decoration. The glove is missing. incised line. Painted black.


Dimensions: Overall length: 385 mm (15.1 in.), Width: 127 mm (5.0 in.) Weight: 0.74 kg (1lb 10 oz.)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.


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