Object Title

Harquebusier's breastplate

Harquebusier's breastplate

Date

1650

Object Number

III.4556

Provenance

Old Tower stock.

Physical Description

Made from two thicknesses, the outer thickness turned over to form deep plain inward turns along all the edges of the inner plate. It has a raised neck, medial ridge and a narrow flange at the waist. At either side of the chest is a mushroom-headed stud for the attachment of the backplate. At the lower left side of the chest is a proof mark.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Max height: 33 cm (13 in), Max width: 34.2 cm (13.5 in) Weight: 5 kg (11 lb)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped with helmeted A, cross of St George, 2 and barred A.

Associations

Places England