Object Title

Left pauldron and vambrace

Left pauldron and vambrace

Date

1570

Object Number

III.2663

Provenance

Re-accessioned from Middle Flint Tower, 1987. Probably from one of the armours formerly on loan 7 to Dover Castle (II.53-62) from Malta, 1826.

Physical Description

The pauldron is composed of seven plates, the vambrace of an upper cannon with a turner, a bracelet couter and a lower cannon. The main plate of the pauldron is embossed at the front and rear with spiral volutes. The main edges have roped edges with sunken borders; the transverse ridges of the turner and couter are also roped, with some damage on the turner.

Inscriptions and Marks

Lames one, two, four and six of the pauldron are incised I inside, lames five and seven III, and the lower cannon marked with four v-shaped nicks.

Associations

Places Italy