Object Title

Left greave and sabaton

Left greave and sabaton

Date

1625

Object Number

II.94 K

Provenance

Probably transferred from the Palace at Greenwich about 1649

Physical Description

Each grave is made in Greenwich style but broad and shapeless, the upper section comprising front and rear mainplates hinged at the outside and fastened at the inside by a stud and swivel hook above and a sprung stud below, an articulated section over the ankles, of 3 lames at the front and 4 at the rear, extending to the sole, also hinged at the outside and fastened at the inside by a stud and swivel hook, the front section permanently riveted to a sabaton of 10 lames overlapping towards the centre, and articulated by rivets at either side only, with no medial leather.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 485 mm, depth 280 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Each sabaton lame is numbered 1-9 in V-shaped nicks.

Associations

Bibliographic References

Claude Blair, European Armour, B.T. Batsford Ltd., London, 1958, p.216-17 lance-armour detail.