Object Title

Cuirassier's breastplate

Cuirassier's breastplate



Object Number



Bowyer Tower AS 17 (1988)

Physical Description

The breastplate has a deep, narrow neck and a medial keel terminating in an extremely vestigial peascod at the waist, which dips down to the centre and has an flange. The neck has a bold, angular outward turn, and the armsmhave outward flanges, bordered by a single incised line. The flange edge is plain. At either side of the chest is a plugged hole for a mushroom-headed stud for fastening the shoulder straps. At either side of the flange is riveted a length of threaded studding with a wing nut, for attaching the tassets. Low at the right is a proof mark. Painted black.


Dimensions: Height: 42.0 cm ( 16.5 in), Width: 36.0 cm ( 14.2 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

none visible