Object Title

Harquebusier's breastplate

Harquebusier's breastplate

Date

1650

Object Number

III.2884

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. The centre of the neck has two cracks. Painted black.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 43.9 cm ( 17.3 in), Width: 32.9 cm ( 13.0 in), Weight: 3.965 kg ( 8 lb 11.5 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped at the neck possibly RR for the maker.

Associations

Places England