Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1650

Object Number

III.4560

Provenance

Tower arsenal. Returned from loan L128.

Physical Description

The breastplate has a raised neck, a medial keel terminating in a point at the waist, and a narrow flange. The arm and neck edges have plain inward turns. At either side of the chest is a hole for the missing mushroom-headed stud for fastening the shoulder straps. The surface is black from the hammer. At the right shoulder and right side are filled rivet holes from suspension fittings. The neck and right arm have several cracks in their turns.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 392 mm, width 330 mm Weight: 3900 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped combined TR twice at the neck. At the right shoulder is a trace of a large circular mark.

Associations

Places England