Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1630

Object Number

II.108 B

Provenance

Tower arsenal.

Physical Description

The breastplate has a raised neck, a medial ridge and a narrow flange at the waist. At either side of the chest is a swivel hook and pierced stud for the shoulder straps. The main edges have plain inward turns bordered by single incised lines. The exterior is bright. At either side is a construction hole.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 342 mm, width 330 mm Weight: 1620 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped 42 at the neck; inside is a construction mark, X (or V) and three wedges.

Associations

Places Netherlands

Bibliographic References

A.R. Dufty and W. Reid, European Armour in the Tower of London, 1968, plate CXX.

T. Richardson, 'H. R. Robinson's 'Dutch armour of the seventeenth century'', The Journal of The Arms and Armour Society, vol.XIII, no.4, March 1991, pp.256-278, p.271.