Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1830

Object Number

III.3436

Provenance

Returned from loan to Dover Castle, 1989.

Physical Description

It has a cut-out at the neck, shallow arm openings an d a medial keel terminating in a triangular facet just above the waist, which has a flange deepening to a point at its centre. The neck and arm openings, sides and flange have plain inward turns. The edges were bordered by thirty two large round-headed brass rivets, some with small circular washers, of which two rivets are missing. At either side of the chest is a rivet hole for the missing mushroom headed studs.
The exterior is bright. At either armpit, shoulder, either side of and at the centre of the neck are drilled suspension holes.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 460 mm (18.1 in.), Width: 335 mm (13.1 in.) Weight: 2.70kg (5lb 15oz.)

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places England