Object Title

Left lower cannon

Left lower cannon

Date

1500

Object Number

III.1113

Provenance

Transferred from the Rotunda Museum of Artillery, Woolwich, 1927. From Rhodes, acquired by Sir J Lefroy 1867.

Physical Description

Of cylindrical form tapering slightly to the wrist. It is made of two plates, attached at the front by two external lobed hinges. The inner plate is fitted with a central modern buckle, which engaged a strap from the modern domed rivet at the rear edge of the outer plate. The upper edge of this plate rises to the rear in an asymmetrical curve, that of the inner plate being very shallowly concave. The edges at the wrist have boxed outward turns; the other edges are plain. The upper edge of the outer plate is fitted with two modern, flat-headed articulating rivets with a hole beside the rearmost.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 226 mm, width 125 mm Weight: 455 g

Inscriptions and Marks

The outer plate is stamped high at the centre with the Rotunda number MA 2325.

Associations

Bibliographic References

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1874: 140, MA 2325

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1889: 150, no. 16/262.

W J Karcheski Jr and T Richardson, The medieval armour from Rhodes, Leeds, Royal Armouries 2000: no. 7.11

Notes

This vambrace is of exactly the same type as iii.1114.