Object Title

Codpiece

Codpiece

Date

1530

Object Number

III.727

Provenance

Old Tower collection.

Physical Description

Composed of three plates. Of considerable size and upswept form, originally of five plates, the main plate has a recessed medial band. The plates adjacent to the mainplate are missing, the two outer plates are riveted directly to the main plate. The main edges of these have plain inward turns with recessed borders, originally containing lining rivets, now filled with decorative ones. The upper edges of all three plates have been cut, presumably to fit an armour to which they did not belong.

Dimensions

Dimensions: 22 cm length 20 cm width 12 cm profile hieght Weight: 13 oz

Inscriptions and Marks

Painted inside 14 oz, and 16/29.

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