Object Title

Harquebusier's breastplate

Harquebusier's breastplate



Object Number



From the collection of Beriah Botfield at Norton Hall. Presented by the National Art Collections Fund, 1942.

Physical Description

High waisted, with a broad flange, medial keel extending into a slight peascod on the flange, and a low raised neck. The neck and arm edges have plain inward turns, the arms bordered by single incised lines. Inside is a modern suspension bar riveted in the holes for the mushroom headed stud at either arm. There is a proof mark at the left arm. The surface is bright. There is a filled suspension hole at either side.


Dimensions: height 427 mm, width 350 mm Weight: 4600 g (10 lb 4 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped with N, 14 and pearled A.


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