Object Title

Harquebusier's breastplate

Harquebusier's breastplate

Date

1650-1654

Object Number

III.181

Provenance

Tower arsenal.

Physical Description

It has a raised neck, medial ridge and a narrow flange at the waist. The neck and arm edges have plain inward turns. At either side of the chest is a mushroom headed stud for the shoulder straps. At the right is a faint proof mark. It is of duplex construction, joined by the turns and apparently welded at the flange and sides. The exterior is black and rough from the hammer. The point at the centre of the flange is broken off.

Materials

Dimensions

Dimensions: height: 425 mm, width: 350 mm Weight: 4639 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped at the neck SA for the maker, and helmeted A.

Associations

Places England