Object Title

Harquebusier's breastplate

Harquebusier's breastplate

Date

1640

Object Number

III.2289

Provenance

Tower arsenal. Accessioned while on loan to Intelligence & Security Group (Volunteers) (Loan L53) Spring 1987.

Physical Description

It is of short-waisted form, with a medial ridge, a relatively wide flange at the waist and a raised neck. It is of duplex construction, with the edhes folded over at the sides and shoulders. The neck, flange and arm edges have plain inward turns, bordered by single incised lines visible only in X-ray. At either side of the chest is a mushroom-headed stud for the shoulder straps. It is covered in thick black paint. There is a large drilled suspension hole at the centre of the neck. Suspension brackets are riveted at the right side and left shoulder.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 392 mm, width 343 mm Weight: 3650 g

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.

Associations

Places England