Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

About 1650

Object Number

III.2857

Provenance

Bowyer Tower AS 21 (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 an 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 a proof mark at the right of centre. Painted black.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 40.2 cm ( 15.9 in), Width: 34.2 cm ( 13.5 in) Weight: 3.795 kg ( 8 lb 5.75 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

none visible. Inside low at the right is a group of five small wedge-shaped construction marks.

Associations

Places England