Object Title

Left Dilgen (leg reinforcement)

Left Dilgen (leg reinforcement)



Object Number

II.167 N


Purchased from the National Magazine Co. (W R Hearst collection) October 1952, with the help of the Pilgrim Trust, National Art Collections Fund and a special Exchequer Grant, one of 52 items purchased together. From the Imperial Armoury, Vienna.


ArmourWeight29.91 kg
Right socketWeight3.26 kg
Left socketWeight3.75 kg
VamplateWeight5.45 kg
TotalWeight51.26 kg
GrandguardWeight9.19 kg


Places Germany

Bibliographic References

Claude Blair, European Armour, B.T. Batsford Ltd., London, 1958, p.200-1, 222-23 cuirass, reinforcing cuisse.

A.R. Dufty and W. Reid, European Armour in the Tower of London, 1968, plate VIII, IX tilt armour, CXXXIII, CXLV details.