Object Title

Harquebusier's breastplate

Harquebusier's breastplate

Date

1650

Object Number

III.2852

Provenance

Tower arsenal. Bowyer Tower AS 20, 1988.

Physical Description

The breastplate has a raised neck and a medial keel terminating in a point at the waist, which dips down to the centre and has a narrow flange. The arm and neck edges have plain inward turns. At either side of the chest is a mushroom-headed , only the right one survives, stud for fastening the shoulder straps. At either side is a proof mark. There is a crack running down from the hole at the left shoulder. Pitted with traces of black paint.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 40.8 cm ( 16.1 in), Width: 35.2 cm ( 13.9 in) Weight: 3.845 kg ( 8 lb 7.25 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped at the neck with IL, for the maker; inside the flange is a group of six-wedge-shaped construction marks; stuck at the left shoulder is a circular label inscribed '2106'.

Associations

Places England