Object Title

Harquebusier's breastplate

Harquebusier's breastplate



Object Number



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 narrow flange at the waist and a raised neck. The neck and arm edges have plain inward turns. At either side of the chest is a mushroom-headed stud for the shoulder straps. At the left is a proof mark. It is covered in thick black paint. There is a large drilled suspension hole at the centre of the neck, four small suspension holes at either shoulder, and two more at either side edge.


Dimensions: height 413 mm, width 342 mm Weight: 3600 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped IL for the maker. Inside is a construction mark, XXI.


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