Object Title

Pikeman's breastplate

Pikeman's breastplate



Object Number



Bowyer Tower AS 15 (1988)

Physical Description

It has a deep, broard neck and a medial keel terminating vestigial peascod at the waist, which dips down to the centre, and a broad flange. The arm and neck edges have plain inward turns. At either side of the chest is a swivel-hook , only the left one survive, inside a pierced stud for fastening the shoulder straps. At either side of the flange are pierced studs for the hasps for the tassets. Painted black.


Dimensions: Height: 45.0 cm ( 17.7 in), Width: 36.0 cm ( 14.2 in), Weight: 2.635 kg ( 5 lb 13 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped at the neck with a crowned IR for the Arsenal of James II.


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