Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1650

Object Number

III.2853

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 curves 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 stud for fastening the shoulder straps. There is sone damage to the right neck and arm opening.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 33.8 cm ( 13.3 in), Width: 33.8 cm ( 13.3 in) Weight: 4.160 kg ( 9 lb 2.75 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped at the neck with a crowned IR, for the Arsenal of James II, W for the maker, helmeted A for the London Armourers' Company and the Cross of Saint George.

Associations

Places England