Object Title

Lower cannon of a right vambrace

Lower cannon of a right vambrace



Object Number



Bowyer Tower, AS. 52 (1990)

Physical Description

It is of tubular form, tapering slightly to the wrist where it has a file-roped inward turn accompanied by a recessed border. A similar turn and border occurs at the inside and front of its upper edge where it is cut away in a concave curve towards the inside of the elbow. The cannon is formed of an inner and an outer plate; the former fitting within the latter. The two plates are joined to one another at the rear by a pair of external, iron hinges, and fastened at the front by a plain, circular stud riveted at the edge of the inner plate, engaging a corresponding hole in the edge of the outer plate. The partly restored hinges, which are retained by a single, modern, round-headed rivet at either end, are slightly shaped around the rivets at each side. The upper edge of the outer plate is fitted at either side with an externally flush rivet which originally held the two internal connecting-leathers. Close to each of these two rivets is pierced a later wiring-hole. Another hole which has been crudely pierced at the cuff of the inner plate, has broken out to the edge.
Russet with bight patches.


Dimensions: Length: 23.0 cm (9.1 in.), Diameter at wrist: 8.3 cm (3.3 in), Diameter at elbow: 11.0 cm (4.3 in) Weight: 0.33 kg (0 lb 11.5 oz)

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