Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1650

Object Number

II.353 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 mushroom-headed stud for the shoulder straps. The main edges have plain inward turns, bordered by a series of later lining holes. There is a proof mark at centre right. The surface is black from the hammer.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 440 mm, width 345 mm Weight: 4130 g

Inscriptions and Marks

star over C, helmeted A, and a large circular mark at the junction of the flange of the breastplate, and inside a construction mark, /X or =/

Associations

Places England