Object Title

Harquebusier's breastplate

Harquebusier's breastplate

Date

1650

Object Number

III.2861

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 stud for fastening the shoulder straps. There are two proof marks on the left of the chest and one on the medial ridge. Painted black.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 34 cm ( 13.4 in), Width: 33.4 cm ( 13.1 in) Weight: 3.195 kg ( 7 lb 0.75 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Low at the right is stamped the maker's mark EO. Paint obscures any other marks.

Associations

Places England