Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1650

Object Number

III.2373

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. It is of duplex construction. The arm and neck edges have plain inward turns. The inner plate has single incised lines bordering the arms and two running down the centre, visible only in X-ray, and numerous rivet holes parallel to the edges. The side, flange and shoulder edges are folded over. At either side of the chest is a mushroom-headed stud for the shoulder straps. At the left is a proof mark. It is black from the hammer. At either end of the neck is a drilled suspension hole. The exterior is black from the hammer. Mean hardness outer 197 Hv, inner 203 Hv.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 405 mm, width 338 mm Weight: 3750 g

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places England