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 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 piar of external iron hinges and orginally fastened at the front by a stud at the centre of the side edge of the inner plate (now missing), engaging a corresponding hole in the edge of the outer plate.
The upper edge of the outer p[late has a rivet-hole at either side for the attachment of a connecting leather of which the one towards the inside has two further rivet-holes possibly for later replacement studs. Further to either side of these three holes is a hole of indeterminate function. The inner plate is pierced at the wrist, probably for the wiring of a gauntlet. It is externally bright. border. Bright.


Dimensions: Length: 23.5 cm (9.3 in.), Diameter at wrist: 8.4 cm (3.3 in), Diameter at elbow: 10.2 cm (4.0 in) Weight: 0.445kg (0lb 15 1/2oz)

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