Object Title

Harquebusier's breastplate

Harquebusier's breastplate



Object Number



Tower arsenal. Returned from loan September 1990.

Physical Description

Lacking its plackart. Short waisted with a medial ridge terminating in a pointed waist, which has a medium flange. The neck, flange and arm openings have plain inward turns bordered by double incised lines. A long stud pierced vertically with two holes is fixed high on each side of the breast. There are three other studs, each pierced with a single hole, one high on the keel and one on each side below the arm openings. These are for securing a plackart and backplate straps. To the right of centre is a proof mark. At the centre of the flange is a riveted repair that appears original. The surface is bright but patinated.


Dimensions: height 448 mm, width 357 mm Weight: 6300 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped crowned RH and crowned CR. Inside is engraved V.97.


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