Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1650

Object Number

III.2346

Provenance

Tower arsenal, accessioned from Middle Flint Tower (1987).

Physical Description

It has a raised neck, a medial ridge and a medium 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 bordered by series of 23 crude, probably later, pierced holes for a lining. There are two proof marks at the left and one at the right. At either side is a belt hook. The exterior is painted black. The right end of the neck is damaged, and all the edges are rather wavy where the holes have been pierced. The right corner of the flange is damaged, and laminating into three clear layers.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 470 mm, width 355 mm Weight: 3750 g

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.

Associations

Places England