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 to the wrist where it has a file-roped inward turn bordered by a file-roped rib. A similar turn and rib 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 jioned to one another at the rear by a pair of external iron hinges and fastened at the front by a plain circular stud at the centre side edge of the inner plate engaging a sorresponding hole in the edge of the outer plate.
The upper edge of the outer plate has a rivet-hole at either side for the attachment of a connecting leather. To the inside of each is another rivet-hole with traces of an internal washer visible in the patina for a later attachment. A further small hole pierced nearby is of indeterminate function. The inner plate is pierced at the waist probably for the wiring of a gauntlet. It is painted black overall.


Dimensions: Length: 23.6 cm (9.3 in.), Diameter at wrist: 7.2 cm (2.8 in), Diameter at elbow: 10.3 cm (4.1 in) Weight: 0.335kg (0lb. 12 1/2oz.)

Inscriptions and Marks

The inner plate is painted in white at the upper and lower edge the number '291'.


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