Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1830

Object Number

III.3910

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, inward-turns, however the inward turns at the waist flange is missing. The edges are accompanied by numerous pairs of small holes for stitching on the leather edging for the attachment of a lining. The leather edging at the waist-flange has been split and in other areas it is missing or in fragments. The edges are bordered by twenty eight brass rivets of large round-headed form. The rivets are fitted with large roughly cut cicular internal washers, retaining fragments of a canvas lining band. At either side of the chest is riveted a small brass rivet. Originally these studs engaged the shoulder-straps of the backplate however the present studs are too small and have been added later. On the inside there are two complete canvas linings which are sewn to the canvas lining band. Bright.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 433 mm (17 in), Width: 330 mm (13 in) Weight: 3.10 kg ( 6 lb 12.75 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places England