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. Russet iron.
A and helmet - mark of the Armourers’ Company. It is likely that this mark was used during the Commonwealth.
Crowned CR - mark used under the reign of Charles II. This mark is thought to have been used retrospectively.
Traces of old paint, possibly museum markings.
Thom Richardson (2004) The London Armourers Of The 17th Century, Henry Ling Ltd, Dorset Press, UK.
Height: 15 inches (approximately)
Width: 13.5 Inches (approximately)