Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1650

Object Number

III.2858

Provenance

Tower arsenal. 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 inside a pierced stud for fastening the shoulder straps. Fitted with belt hooks. Formerly painted black.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 35.8 cm ( 14.1 in), Width: 33.7 cm ( 13.2 in) Weight: 3.715 kg ( 8 lb 3 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped with C for the maker and helmeted A.

Associations

Places England