Object Title

Lower cannon of a left vambrace

Lower cannon of a left vambrace



Object Number



Bowyer Tower, AS. 52 (1990)

Physical Description

It is of tubular form, tapering slightly to the wrist, where it has a boldly roped inward turn with a recessed border. A similar turn and border occur at the inside and front of the upper edge, where it is cut away in a curve towards the inside of the elbow. It is formed of an inner and an outer plate, the latter fitting inside the former. The plates are joined at the rear by a pair of slightly decorated external hinges. They were fastened at the front by a stud on the inner plate which engaged a hiole on the outer. At the inside and outside centre are rivet holes for the attachment of a strap and buckle.
The upper edge of the outer plate is pierced with three holes at the front and two at the rear for the attachment of internal leathers.
The exterior is bright but patinated. The lower hinge is attached by only one rivet.


Dimensions: Length: 24.4 cm (9.7 in.), Diameter at wrist: 7.8 cm (3.1 in), Diameter at elbow: 10.3 cm (4.1 in) Weight: 0.38kg (13 1/4oz)

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