Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1812

Object Number

III.3828

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 which retain fragments of the leather lining. Several of these washers are missing. The inner rivet at each shoulder is now missing, The central rivet is missing and a second hole exists above the opening for the central rivet. At either side the lowest arm rivet is missing. At either side of the chest is riveted an asymmetrical mushroom-shaped brass stud, to engage the shoulder-straps of the backplate. Bright with slight pitting.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 430 mm (17 in), Width: 370 mm (14.5 in), Depth: cm ( in), Weight: 3.22 kg ( 7 lb 1 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Struck with a group of two dots and a further group of four dots inside the edge of the right side. These dots are probably serial marks.

Associations

Places France