Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1871-1899

Object Number

III.4589

Provenance

Tower arsenal.

Physical Description

With a low neck, medial keel terminating in a blunt point above the waist where there is a narrow flange with a central point. At either side of the chest is a mushroom-headed stud for the shoulder strap. The main edges are bound in brass, and bordered by 28 out of 30 conical-headed lining rivets with large circular washers retain almost complete brown leather lining bands, with some black textile at the sides. At either side of the waist is a flat-headed rivet designed not to interfere with the waist belt. The exterior is mottled and stained. Inside it is painted black. At the left shoulder are three punched dents.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height 485 mm, width 370 mm Weight: 1810 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped No 3, crown over 8.

Associations

Places Britain