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 recessed 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 were originally 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 stud is now missing. The hinges, which are retained by a single, externally flush rivet at either end, are slightly shaped around the rivets at each side. The upper edge of the outer plate is fitted at eac side with an externally flush rivet which originally held the internal connecting leathers. Close to each rivet is pierced a later wiring-hole. A further hole is crudely pierced at the cuff of the inner plate.
Painted black.


Dimensions: Length: 23.4 cm (9.2 in.), Diameter at wrist: 8.8 cm (3.5 in), Diameter at elbow: 10.3 cm (4.0 in) Weight: 0.44 kg ( o lb 15.5 oz)

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