Object Title

Lower cannon of a right vambrace

Lower cannon of a right vambrace



Object Number



Bowyer Tower, (1990). Found wired to the couter III. 3526 which differed from it in style and was therefore separated from it.

Physical Description

It is of tubular form, tapering slightly to the wrist where it has a file-roped inward turn accompanied by a recessed border. A similar turn and border occurs at the inside and front of its upper edge where it is cut away in a concave curve towads 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 by a pair of external, brass hinges(probably modern), and fastened at the front by a plain, circular stud riveted at the edge of the inner plate engaging a corresponding hole in the edge of the outer plate. The hinges have rounded terminals and are heavily constricted at either end where they are attached by single iron rivets. All the rivets are of externally flush type, except for the outer one of the upper hinge which is of brass-capped, round-headed type and has a circular, internal washer. The upper edge of the outer plate is pierced at either side with a rivet hole for the attachment of the two internal connecting leathers. Close to the rearmost of these two holes is pierced a later wiring-hole. Further wiring-holes are pierced at the centre of the cuff of the inner plate, and at the rear opf the cuff of the outer plate. Heavily patinated.


Dimensions: Length: 24.0 cm (9.4 in), Diameter at wrist: 8.3 cm (3.6 in), Diameter at elbow: 11.6 cm (4.5 in) Weight: 0.37 kg (0 lb 12.75 oz)

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Places Italy