Object Title

BREASTPLATE

BREASTPLATE

Date

about 1830

Object Number

III.3946

Provenance

Bowyer Tower, Bay 4 (1991)

Physical Description

It has a fairly 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 stitching on a missing leather edging for the attachment of a lining. The edges are bordered by twenty eight large brass rivets of round-headed form. The rivets are fitted with large cicular internal washers, some of which are missing. At either side of the chest is riveted an mushroom-shaped brass stud, with large internal washers, to engage the shoulder-straps of the backplate. The waist-flange has been bent in slighttly at its centre, and bent out slightly at its right. Bright with slight pitting.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 46.5 cm ( 18.3 in), Width: 33.0 cm ( 13.0 in) Weight: 2.25 kg ( 4 lb 15.25 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Struck inside the left shoulder with the letters ' LLL' and on the inside at the middle of the bottom rim ' 2 '

Associations

Places England