Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1850

Object Number

III.3202

Provenance

Tower arsenal. Returned from loan 204 to Azinger Barracks. Transferred from III.1004

Physical Description

It is very broad and flat, with a pronounced medial label terminating in a low isosceles triangle just above the waist, which is level, with a narrow flange expanding to a low point at the centre. The main edges were bound with brass strip, which is missing at either arm edge. The edges are bordered by large, conical headed brass rivets with large circular washers retaining a leather lining band, almost complete; five at the neck, that at the right shoulder missing; four at either arm; four at either side, the upper ones missing (and replaced at the right, by a copper rivet retaining a brass bracket for wall mounting); and nine at the flange. At either side of the chest is a mushroom-headed stud for the shoulder straps. The exterior is bright. It has been daubed with a 'smiley' face, and corroded accordingly.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height 486 mm (19.2 in.), 394 mm (15.5 in.) Weight: 1.88 kg (4 lb 2 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Struck low at the left no.3/crown/8.

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

For earlier previous locations refer to III.1004