Object Title

Pikeman's breastplate

Pikeman's breastplate



Object Number



Bowyer Tower AS 16 (1988)

Physical Description

It has a low, deep neck and a medial keel terminating in a point at the waist which is level and has a narrow flange. The arm and neck edges have plain inwardly turned, and bordered by a single incised line. At either side of the chest is a swivel-hook , only the right one survives, inside a pierced stud for fastening the shoulder straps. At either side of the flange are pierced studs for the hasps for the tassets. The flange is painted black.


Dimensions: Height: 37.5 cm ( 14.7 in), Width: 33.5 cm ( 13.2 in), Weight: 2.065 kg ( 4 lb 9 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped at the neck with a crowned IR, for the Arsenal of James II. Also a makers mark, probably combined DC, 6 and possibly another number (1?).


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