Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1859

Object Number

III.4811

Provenance

Previously on loan from the Ministry of Defence Pattern Room, gifted to the Royal Armouries in 2005.

Physical Description

It has a medial keel terminating 1.5 inches above a pointed flange in a triangular facet. The spce between the keel and the flange is intended for a belt securing back and breasplates. The arm and neck holes are shallow. Two brass mushroom studs are found in the middle of each side of the chest for the attaching of fasteners fron the backplate. All the edges have a brass edging and are bordered by a total of thiry rivets with large round washers retaining fragments of leather and felt. Two of these rivets have flat brass caps where the belt would pass and the others have prominant brass caps. The bottom edge has a fabric cushioning piece.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 480 mm ( 18.8 in ), width 360 mm ( 14.2 in ) Weight: 1.735 kg ( 3 lb 13 oz )

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places England

Notes

Associated with sealed pattern back plate Al.175 4 but bearing no pattern marks.