An English Harquebusiers Breastplate

An English Harquebusiers Breastplate
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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. 


External Marks:

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. 


Internal Marks:

Traces of old paint, possibly museum markings. 


Thom Richardson (2004) The London Armourers Of The 17th Century, Henry Ling Ltd, Dorset Press, UK.


Dimensions:

Height: 15 inches (approximately) 

Width: 13.5 Inches (approximately) 


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