Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1650

Object Number

II.226

Provenance

Tower arsenal.

Physical Description

It has a raised neck, a medial ridge and a narrow flange at the waist. At either arm is mushroom-headed stud for the shoulder straps. The neck and arm edges have plain inward turns, the neck edge at least bordered by double incised lines forming a cusp at the centre. At the centre of the ridge is a proof mark. At either side is a belt hook. The exterior is coated in thick black paint. There is a drilled suspension hole at the left shoulder, two at the right and one at the right side. The right corner at the armpit is damaged.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 400 mm, width 323 mm Weight: 3650 g

Component parts

Inscriptions and Marks

Illegible marks at neck including a cross of St George.

Associations

Places England

Notes

VALUED AS A WHOLE