Object Title

Pikeman's gorget

Pikeman's gorget



Object Number



Formerly displayed with the 'Hacker' buff-coat III.1301.

Physical Description

Of one lame front and rear. The front lame has a raised neck. The lames are joined at the left by a rivet, and fastened at the right by a stud which engages an ovoid slot in the front lame. The main edges are inwardly turned and accompanied by sunken borders containing brass lining rivets, with two pairs at the centre rear, simulating rivets for internal leathers.

Each lame of the gorget is decorated with three sunken bands radiating from the centre of the neck and joining the sunken borders, forming in their interstices four panels, triangular at either side of the central band and trapezoid at the shoulders, surrounded by their own sunken borders.


Dimensions: Height of rear lame: 18.8 cm (7.4 in), Width: 33.7 cm (13.3 in), Maximum depth: 33.4 cm (13.2 in) Weight: 1 lb 8 oz (1.15 kg)



From a decorated Greenwich pikeman's armour, compare II.112, II.189, II.190, II.269, III.1805-6.