Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1650

Object Number

III.2314

Provenance

Tower arsenal. Middle Flint Tower, 1987.

Physical Description

It has a raised neck, a medial ridge and a narrow flange at the waist. At either arm is a mushroom-headed stud for the shoulder straps. The neck and arm edges have plain inward turns. At either side is a belt hook. Just to the left of the ridge is a proof mark. The exterior is black from the hammer but rather pitted. At either shoulder is a large drilled suspension hole.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 425 mm, width 355 mm Weight: 3850 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped at the neck with the maker's mark AT, and on the right side with the Commonwealth mark, the Cross of St George. Inside is a construction mark XX.

Associations

Places England