Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1650

Object Number

III.2345

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. There is a proof mark at the left of the ridge. The exterior is black from the hammer and quite coarsely planished, the crests burnished almost bright. At either side of the neck is a drilled suspension hole.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 425 mm, width 345 mm Weight: 3450 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Struck at the neck with the maker's mark IL and a cross of St George. Struck inside the waist-flange with X and three triangular marks. Retains traces of a painted number inside.

Associations

Places England