Object Title

Harquebusier's breastplate

Harquebusier's breastplate

Date

1650

Object Number

III.2372

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 upper and lower left are two proof marks. Around these inside are laminating cracks. At either side is a belt hook. At either shoulder is a is a small drilled suspension hole, and at either side of the flange is a larger hole, possibly for the attachment of tassets for display. The exterior and interior are covered in thick black paint. The point of the right shoulder is damaged.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 430 mm, width 330 mm Weight: 3300 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Struck at the neck with the maker's initials TD.

Associations

Places England