Object Title

Left gauntlet

Left gauntlet

Date

1480

Object Number

III.2563

Provenance

From the collection of W.R. Hearst, St Donat's Castle, Wales, probably 1957. Accessioned from Middle Flint Tower, 1987.

Physical Description

Formed of a long, pointed cuff linked by four fluted metacarple plates to a knuckle plate to which three finger plates and three thumb plates are attached. The thumb is decorated with a roped boss. Original leathers are preserved inside the terminal finger plate, and the base of a palm strap of leather on a flush rivet at either side by the thumb.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height 95 mm; length 370 mm; width 100 mm Weight: 444 g

Inscriptions and Marks

none

Associations

Notes

Lent to Dover Castle as part of a composite armour, untill about 1981, together with III.2561-2, III.2565 and III.2573-4