Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1830

Object Number

III.3439

Provenance

Returned from loan to Dover Castle, 1989.

Physical Description

It has a cut-out at the neck, a shallow arm opening and a medial keel terminating in a triangular facet just above the waist, which has a flange deepining to a point at the centre. The neck, arm and side and flange edge have plain inward turns and were bordered by thirty two large, round-headed brass rivets, of which four are missing, some of the rivets having small circular washers. At either side of the chest is a mushroom-headed stud for the shoulderstraps.
The exterior is lacquered olive green. There is a pierced suspension hole at the centre of either arm, and a large crack at the right of centre of the flange.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 417 mm (16.4 in.), Width: 348 mm (13.7 in.) Weight: 3.02 kg (6lb. 10 1/2 oz.)

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places England