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Object Title

Shaffron

Shaffron

Date

1570-1580

Object Number

VI.49

Provenance

Old Tower Collection.

Physical Description

Made of two plates the lower detatchable to enable conversion to half shaffron. Decorated with vertical bnds of etched and and formerly gilt with masks and trophies and radiating from this, the ragged staffs of Warwick together with foliate scrolls both recessed. The escutcheon plate is embossed with the warwick crest surrounded by a recessed and etched garter.

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Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 580mm; width: 320mm; depth: 185mm Weight: kg ( 5 lb 2 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

none

Bibliographic References

A.R. Dufty and W. Reid, European Armour in the Tower of London, 1968, plate XLV.

Thumbnail image of Shaffron from II.81, the armour of Robert Dudley Earl of Leicester. English, Greenwich, about 1575 (VI.49)
Thumbnail image of Shaffron From the armour of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, II.81.
Thumbnail image of Shaffron From the armour of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, II.81.
Thumbnail image of Shaffron From the armour of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, II.81.
Thumbnail image of Shaffron From the armour of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, II.81.
Thumbnail image of Shaffron From the armour of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, II.81.
Thumbnail image of Shaffron From the armour of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, II.81.
Thumbnail image of Shaffron From the armour of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, II.81.
Thumbnail image of Shaffron From the armour of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, II.81.
Thumbnail image of Shaffron From the armour of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, II.81.
Thumbnail image of Shaffron From the armour of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, II.81.
Thumbnail image of Shaffron From the armour of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, II.81.
Thumbnail image of Shaffron From the armour of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, II.81.
Thumbnail image of Shaffron From the armour of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, II.81.
Thumbnail image of Shaffron From the armour of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, II.81.
Thumbnail image of Shaffron From the armour of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, II.81.
Thumbnail image of Shaffron From the armour of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, II.81.