Object Title

Harquebusier's breastplate

Harquebusier's breastplate

Date

1650

Object Number

III.2374

Provenance

Tower arsenal. Accessioned from Middle Flint Tower, 1987.

Physical Description

The breastplate has a raised neck, a medial keel terminating in a point at the waist and a narrow flange. The arm and neck edges have plain inward turns. At either side of the chest is a mushroom-headed stud for the shoulder straps. At the right is a proof mark. It is black from the hammer. At eityher end of the neck is a drilled suspension hole.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 415 mm, width 342 mm Weight: 4000 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Struck at the neck with the makers initials TD. Struck inside the left with a construction mark, XXX and two wedges.

Associations

Places England