Object Title

Pair of tassets

Pair of tassets

Date

1600-1630

Object Number

III.2716

Provenance

Tower arsenal. Accessioned from Middle Flint Tower (1987).

Physical Description

Comprising a tasset of eleven lames and a poleyn composed of a main plate and two lames above and below. The main edges have inward turns with a sunken border on the wing of the poleyn, and it's lower lame. The subsidiary edges are plain, with medial groups of three cusps. The main plate of the poleyn is embossed with a six-pointed star. The upper lame has a transverse ridge and angle, and is pierced with a hole, with a square surround.

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places Europe

Notes

Part of composite cuirassier armour, III.2711-17.