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 to the wrist where it has a file-roped inward turn. A similar but plain turn occurs atr the inside and front of the 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 originally fastened at the front by a stud (now missing) 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 rivet-hole at either side for the attachment of a connecting leather. Four further holes pierced near this edge are of indeterminate function. It is painted black overall.


Dimensions: Length: 21.1 cm (8.3 in.), Diameter at wrist: 8.1 cm (3.2 in), Diameter at elbow: 10.8 cm (4.3 in) Weight: 0.34 kg (0lb. 12oz.)

Inscriptions and Marks

none visible.


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