Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1620-1628

Object Number

III.2420

Provenance

Old Tower Collection. Middle Flint Tower (1987). Captured from a French ship a the time of the seige of LaRochelle in 1627.

Physical Description

Decorated with double incised lines. Bright and patinated..

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamp TOIRAS across the centre. Struck inside the waist-flange wiht a row of seven vertical lines.

Associations

Places France

Notes

A piece of wire, probably for attaching an inventory disc, was found in the breastplate in 1987, in suggesting that it had formerly been assigned another number which is not now identifiable.