Object Title

Left gauntlet

Left gauntlet



Object Number



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

Inscriptions and Marks




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


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