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 file-roped inward turn with a recessed border, shaped to a point at the outside of the wrist. A similar turn and border occur at the inside and front of the upper edge, where it is cut away obliquely for the elbow.
It is formed of an inner and an outer plate, the former fitting within the latter. The plates are joined at the rear by a pair of external iron hinges with D-shaped hasps, and fastened at the front by a stud at the centre side edge of the inner plate which engages a corresponding hole on the outer plate. The upper edge of the outer plate is fitted with two modern rivets at the rear and a mangled area with various rivet holes and a flush rivet at the front.
The exterior is bright. There is a long dent at the front of the outer plate where the vaubrance has been crushed.


Dimensions: Length: 23.6 cm (9.4 in.), Diameter at wrist: 8.6 cm (3.5 in), Diameter at elbow: 14.0 cm (5.5 in) Weight: 0.35 kg (12 oz)

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