Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1650

Object Number

III.2880

Provenance

Tower arsenal. Bowyer Tower

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. A flat iron belt-hook has been riveted at each side. Patinated and chemically cleaned.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 418 mm, width 360 mm Weight: 4.425 kg

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped at the neck with a double-struck, barred A (?) and a helmeted A for the Armourers' Company of London; and low at the left and right, with EO for the maker, Edward Oxenton. Inside, at the left of centre, is a group of seven wedge-shaped construction marks.

Associations

Places England