Object Title

Right pauldron and vambrace

Right pauldron and vambrace

Date

1570

Object Number

III.2662

Provenance

Re-accessioned from Middle Flint Tower, 1987. Probably from one of the armours formerly on loan 7 to Dover Castle (II.53-62) from Malta, 1826.

Physical Description

The pauldron is formed of seven lames, the vambrace of an upper cannon with a turner articulated by internal leahters to a couter and lower cannon. The main plate of hte pauldron is embossed at the front and rear with spiral volutes. The main edges have roped inward turns with sunken borders; the transverse ridges of the turner and couter are also roped. There is an internal repair to the front of the main plate of the pauldron, and the centre of the couter is extensively damaged. There is a replacement buckle at he top of the pauldron.

Inscriptions and Marks

Lames one and two of the pauldron are incised II inside.

Associations

Places Italy