Object Title

BREASTPLATE

BREASTPLATE

Date

about 1830

Object Number

III.3891

Provenance

Bowyer Tower, Bay 3 (1991)

Physical Description

It has a shallow cut-out at the neck, shallow arm-openings and a medial keel terminating in a triangular facet just above the waist, which has a flange that deepens to a point at its centre. The neck, arm-openings and waist-flange have plain, inward-turns, accompanied by numerous pairs of small holes for attaching a missing leather edging for the attachment of a lining. The edges were originally bordered by twenty eight brass rivets of large round-headed form. The rivet at the centre of the neck is missing. At either side of the chest is riveted an mushroom-shaped brass stud, to engage the shoulder-straps of the backplate. Painted silver.

Dimensions

BarrelLength7in

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.

Associations

Places England