Object Title

Pikeman's breastplate

Pikeman's breastplate



Object Number



Bowyer Tower AS 14 (1988)

Physical Description

The breastplate is of 'short waisted' form, with a narrow cut-out at the neck, a medial keel terminating in a point, and a waist flange. The arm and neck edges are inwardly turned, The flange side edges are inwardly turned and accompanied by a sunken border. At either side of the chest is a plain swivel-hook inside a pierced stud for fastening the shoulder straps. the waist flange is pierced with four large holes for attaching the tasset-hinges. Painted black.


Dimensions: Height: 36.2 cm ( 14.3 in), Width: 36.0 cm ( 14.25 in) Weight: 2.625 kg ( 5 lb 12.25 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

One, or possible two, marks are struck at the neck, but are not identifiable beneath their covering paint.


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