Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1570

Object Number

III.2615

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

Peascod form. Missing gussets. Roped inward turns. Embossed spiral volutes. Single incised line at arm opening. Bright and lacquered.

Inscriptions and Marks

Inscribed 'suit 2'

Associations

Places Italy

Notes

Probably from one of the Dover Loan armours, together with the morion, IV.10672; Back, III.2617; Gorget, III.2616 and tassets, III.2653-4.