Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1631-1670

Object Number

II.125 C

Physical Description

Of harquebus type, with a short waist, medial ridge and raised neck. The main edges have plain inward turns bordered by rows of decorative round headed rivets and with double incised lines, and a fleur-de-lys at the neck. At either side of the chest is a pair of rivet-filled holes for the lost pierced studs and swivel hooks, and at either shoulder a later buckle for a shoulder strap.

Bibliographic References

B Clifford and K Watts, Princely armours and weapons of childhood, Royal Armouries, Leeds 2003: 10

Notes

The right pauldron was formerly III.138. III.2708, a backplate, has been associated with this armour