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 slightly to the wrist where is has a distinctive flat 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 pair of external iron hinges and fastened at the front by a 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 towards the inner side (that on the other side is missing) for the attachment of a connecting leather. It is also pierced by two small holes of indeterminate function. The inner plate is pierced at the wrist probably for the wiring of a gauntlet. It is painted black overall.


Dimensions: Length: 25.5 cm (10.1 in.), Diameter at wrist: 7.7 cm (3.0 in), Diameter at elbow: 10.4 cm (4.1 in) Weight: 0.44kg (0lb 15 1/2 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible. Painted in white in the sunken border at the wrist is the number '294'. On the outer plate is painted in white the number '16' underlined.


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