An English Civil War Breastplate

An English Harquebusiers Breastplate.
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ID: 3148

An English Harquebusiers Breastplate, With raised neck and medial ridge terminating in a point at the waist, which dips down to the centre and has a narrow flange. The neck and arms edges have plain inward turns. At either side of the chestier mushroom headed studs for fastening the shoulder straps. A nice untouched example. 


External Marks:

A and helmet - mark of the Armourers’ Company. It is likely that this mark was used during the Commonwealth. 

Cross of Saint George - This mark appears to have been used as a Government acceptance mark during the Commonwealth (1650-60) 


Internal Marks:

None


Dimensions:

Height: 18 inches (approximately) 

 

Width: 15 Inches (approximately) 

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