Object Title

Pikeman's breastplate

Pikeman's breastplate



Object Number



Bowyer Tower AF 15 (1988)

Physical Description

It has a deep, broard neck and a medial keel terminating in a point at the waist which is almost level and has a deep, angled flange. The arm and neck edges have plain inwardly turned, and bordered by a single incised line. The flange has an inward turn, accompanied by a sunken border. At either side of the chest is a swivel-hook inside a pierced stud for fastening the shoulder straps. At either side of the flange are pierced studs for the hasps for the tassets. Bright.


Dimensions: Height: 470 mm (18.5 in), Width: 334 mm (13.1 in), Weight: 2.835 kg (6 lb 4 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

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


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