Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1812

Object Number

III.3826

Provenance

Bowyer Tower, Bay 2 (1991)

Physical Description

It has a deep cut-out at the neck, shallow arm-openings and a medial ridge terminating just above the inward-angled waist, which has a flange that deepens towards its centre. The neck-opening is outward flanged. The arm-openings, the sides and the waist-flange have plain, inward-turns. The edges were originally bordered by Thirty four large brass rivets of which the two at each shoulder were of flat-headed form, and the remainder are of low round-headed form with cicular, internal washers. Of the two rivets at each shoulder only the outer one survives, although the inner one has later been replaced by a smaller, round-headed rivet of copper. All the other rivets still survive except for one at the centre and another just to the left of centre of the neck-opening, which have also been replaced by smaller, round-headed rivets soldered into it for the attachment of a suspension-wire. The suspension wire was removed in June 1991. At either side of the chest is riveted an asymmetrical mushroom-shaped brass stud, with a square, internal washer, to engage the shoulder-straps of the backplate. Bright.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 385 mm (15.1 in), Width: 367 mm (14.5 in), Depth: cm ( in), Weight: 3.18 kg ( 7 lb 0 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped 'ZUDERELL', upside down, at the top of the left shoulder. Struck with a mark of a cross within a circle inside the top of the right shoulder. Struck with a group of four dots and a further group of three dots inside the edge of the right side. These dots are possibly serial marks.

Associations

Places France