Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1650

Object Number

III.2883

Provenance

Tower arsenal. Bowyer Tower AS 22, 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. At the right of the chest is a proof-mark. Patinated and lacquered.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 43.0 cm ( 17.0 in), Width: 33.6 cm ( 13.3 in) Weight: 4.05 kg ( 8 lb 14.75 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped at the neck with combined AN for the maker, helmeted A for the Armourers' Company of London, and 18.

Associations

Places England