Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1831-1870

Object Number

III.2300

Provenance

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

Physical Description

It has a low neck, a medial keel and a broad flange at the waist widening to a point at the centre. The main and side edges have plain inward turns, bordered by 32 domed headed lining rivets of which 7 are missing. At either side of the chest is a mushroom-headed stud for the shoulder straps. The surface was bright but is corroded and varnished.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 465 mm, width 358 mm Weight: 2850 g

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

Lacks lining