Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1550-1560

Object Number

III.98

Provenance

Possibly Old Tower Collection.

Physical Description

Made in one piece of heavy plate. Boldly roped turn at the neck. The centre of the breast drawn out to a point on the median line abuot one-third of the way up from the waist flange. A triple engraved ogee forms a frieze near the neck. The gussets are missing.

Dimensions

Weight: kg ( 9 lb 11 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

none visible

Associations

Places Germany

Notes

'Metallogy Report'-Dr A. Williams.
This is a carbon-free wrought iron with a few slag inclusions visible. The ferite grain size is extremely coarse.