Object Title

BREASTPLATE

BREASTPLATE

Date

1810

Object Number

III.3832

Provenance

Bowyer Tower, Bay 2 (1991)

Physical Description

It has a deep cut-out at the neck, shallow arm-openings and a medial ridge terminating just above the inward-angled waist, which has a flange that deepens towards its centre. The neck-opening is outward flanged. The arm-openings, the sides and the waist-flange have plain, inward-turns. The edges were originally bordered by Thirty four large brass rivets of which the two at each shoulder were of flat-headed form, and the remainder are of low round-headed form with cicular, internal washers. The central rivet is missing. At either side of the chest is riveted an asymmetrical mushroom-shaped brass stud, to engage the shoulder-straps of the backplate. Painted silver.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 36.2 cm ( 14.2 in), Width: 36.8 cm ( 14.5 in) Weight: 3.07 kg ( 6 lb 12.25 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

The inside of the turned edge at the right side is struck with two dots, while the inside of the turned edge of the left side is struck with three dots.

Associations

Places France