Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1807

Object Number

III.1862

Provenance

Accessioned on loan 154 to the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, May 1985.

Physical Description

With narrow shoulders, a slight medial keel and flange above the waist. The arms, side and waist edges are inwardly turned, the neck outwardly flanged; these edges are bordered by large dome headed lining rivets with circular washers retaining fragments of hessian lining. At either side of the chest, is a mushroom headed stud for the attachment of a shoulder strap.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height 502 mm (19.75 in.), width 371 mm (14.6 in.) Weight: 1 lb 0 oz

Inscriptions and Marks

(ZU) DERELL PAR (IS) around the top of the rivet directly above the point of the waist flange.

Associations

Places France

Notes

The 1807 model is discussed in C Aries, Cuirasses de Cuirassiers, type de 1807, Armes Blanches Militaire Franþaises (1975 fasc 23) Fig 2.