Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1650

Object Number

III.2343

Provenance

Tower arsenal. Accessioned from the Middle Flint Tower 1987.

Physical Description

With a raised neck and medial keel terminating in a point at the waist, which dips down to the centre and has a narrow flange. The neck and arm edges are inwardly turned. At the right arm there is a mushroom headed stud for the shoulder strap, that at the left missing. At the right of the centre is a proof mark. There are two small suspension holes at the sides of the neck. The surface is black with visible hammer marks.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 428 mm, width 342 mm Weight: 3750 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped at the neck with the makers mark IH.

Associations

Places England