Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1650

Object Number

III.2841

Provenance

Bowyer Tower AS 19 (1988)

Physical Description

The breastplate has a raised neck and a medial keel terminating in a point at the waist, which is level and has an narrow flange. The arm and neck edges have plain inwardly turned, and bordered by double incised lines. The flange has an inward turn, double incised lines. At either side of the chest is a mushroom shaped stud for fastening the shoulder straps. A flat iron belt-hook has been riveted at each side. Painted black.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 38.1 cm ( 15.0 in), Width: 34.0 cm ( 13.3 in) Weight: 3.9 kg ( 8 lb 11.25 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

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

Associations

Places England