Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1830

Object Number

III.3911

Provenance

Bowyer Tower, Bay 3 (1991)

Physical Description

It has a shallow cut-out at the neck, shallow arm-openings and a medial keel terminating in a triangular facet just above the waist, which has a flange that deepens to a point at its centre. The neck, arm-openings and waist-flange have plain, outward-turns, accompanied by numerous pairs of small holes for stitching on a missing leather edging for the attachment of a lining. A decorative brass edging has subsequently been soldered in place of the leather edging. The edges were originally bordered by thirty two brass rivets of large round-headed form, of which the two at each shoulder are of small, flat-headed form. The rivets are fitted with large roughly cut cicular internal washers, retaining fragments of a leather lining band. The rivet at the centre of the neck is missing. At either side of the chest is riveted an mushroom-shaped brass stud, to engage the shoulder-straps of the backplate. A later wiring hole has been pierced at teh top of each side. Painted silver.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 445 mm, width 335 mm, depth 170 mm Weight: 3.23 kg (7 lb 1.5 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.

Associations

Places England