Object Title

Lower cannon of a left vambrace

Lower cannon of a left vambrace

Date

1560

Object Number

III.3496

Provenance

Bowyer Tower, AS. 52 (1990)

Physical Description

It is of tubular form, tapering to the wrist where it has a file-roped inward turn accompanied by a recessed border. A similar but plain 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 pair of extermal iron hinges and fastened at the front by a plain circular stud at the centre side edge of the inner plate engaging a corresponding hole in the edge of the outer plate.
The upper edge of the outer plate has a large internal stud at either side for the attachment of a connecting leather. Further to either side of each is a crudely punched hole possibly for suspension. The inner plate is pierced at the wrist probably for the wiring of a gauntlet. It is painted black overall. border. Painted black.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 24.8 cm (9.7 in.), Diameter at wrist: 7.8 cm (2.9 in), Diameter at elbow: 9.8 cm (3.8 in) Weight: 0.375kg (0lb 13oz.)

Inscriptions and Marks

In the recessed border is painted in white the number '267'. Inside in white paint is a large 'A 12'.

Associations

Places Italy