Object Title

Lower cannon of a left vambrace

Lower cannon of a left vambrace


about 1570

Object Number



Bowyer Tower, AS. 52 (1990)

Physical Description

It is of tubular form tapering to the wrist where it has a file-roped iward 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 plate 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 iron hinges and fastened at the front by a plain circular stud at the centre side edge of the inner plate where there is a contemporary plugged construction hole.
The upper edge of the outer plate has a rivet-hole at either side for the attachment of a connecting leather. A third crudely pierced hole is probably for suspension. The inner plate is pierced at the wrist probably for the wiring of a gauntlet. A further hole on the wrist of the outer plate is of indeterminate function. It is externally bright.


Dimensions: Length: 25.5 cm (10.0 in.), Diameter at wrist: 7.0 cm (2.7 in), Diameter at elbow: 10.2 cm (4.1 in) Weight: 0.47kg (1lb 0 1/2oz)

Inscriptions and Marks



Places Italy