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, narrow shoulders and a medial keel and a flange at the waist to which a deep, angled fauld plate is rigidly attached by four large round-headed rivets. The main edges are inwardly turned,
The breast is decorated with a pair of incised lines to either side of the medial ridge and three radiating jpairs of incisedlines outside them. At either side of the chest is a plain iron swivel-hook inside a pierced stud for fastening the shoulder straps. The fauld is pierced with four holes for the missing tassets. Russet with traces of black paint.


Dimensions: Height: 390 mm (15.25 in), Width: 340 mm (13.4 in), Weight: 2.525 kg (5 lb 9 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped at the neck with the number 64 (?) and the crowned IR cypher of James II.


Places Netherlands


Apparently the same number, together with a maker's mark, combined DC, appears on the pikeman's pot IV.1035.