Object Title

Model Roman armour

Model Roman armour



Object Number



Presented April 2003

Physical Description

It is made of sheet steel, with six girth hoops, a solid riveted shoulder section and five lames at either shoulder. The girth hoops are joined at the centre front and rear by black laces in brass loops, and the upper ones have two hooks at the front and four at the rear for attachment through brass-reinforced holes to the shoulder section. The girth hoops are articulated by internal leathers at the front, rear and at either side. The shoulder sections are made of front, centre and rear plates, all solidly riveted together. The shouder defences are made of three long and two narrow lames each, articulated by leathers at the front, rear and centre to the shoulder section. The shoulder sections are joined at the front by a loop and pin, passing through a brass reinforced slot, and at the rear by two loops and slots joined by a single long brass pin. Also has a wooden armour stand, painted black.


Dimensions: height 285 mm, width 215 mm, depth 160 mm Weight: 1490 g

Inscriptions and Marks



Places England