Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1831-1870

Object Number

III.1875

Provenance

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

Physical Description

With narrow shoulders, a slight medial keel and a flange at the waist which is drawn down to a shallow point. The arm, 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. The plate is pierced all the way round for a lining but bears no marks. The plate had 32 domed rivets, of which two, one on each shoulder, are missing. It has a brass edging strip.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height 482 cm (19 in.), width 355 mm (14 in.) Weight: 6 lb 15 oz

Inscriptions and Marks

None. Numbered inside 77/612.

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

Found without an inventory disc during loan inspection, July 2003; number identified in conjunction with Thom Richardson and new disc attached (PJL).