Object Title

Harquebusier's breastplate

Harquebusier's breastplate

Date

1650-1654

Object Number

III.2369

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 the left of the ridge is a proof mark. At either side is a belt hook. The exterior is black from the hammer. At either side of the neck is a large suspension hole. Inside at the base of the ridge there is a long crack, joined by a working life (probably manufacturing) riveted repair on the flange.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 435 mm, width 350 mm Weight: 4300 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped combined AN for the maker, helmeted A, cross of St George and crowned IR. Inside is a construction mark, X.

Associations

Places England