Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1580

Object Number

III.121

Provenance

Possibly Old Tower Collection. On Loan L50 to the Coningsby Museum Hereford.

Physical Description

It has a deep peascod, a medial ridge, a low neck and a scalloped flange at the waist. The main edges have roped inward turns, the neck with a recessed border expanding to a V at the centre. At either shoulder is a modern buckle and 3 rivets. At the centre is a crude, embossed Maltese cross, probably modern. There is a large bullet hole at the centre and a construction hole at either arm. The central scallops have 2 large riveted repairs. The exterior is bright.

Materials

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 480 mm, width 365 mm Weight: 8 lb 10 oz

Inscriptions and Marks

none

Associations

Places Italy

Notes

Large hole at centre