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Title London Armourer's Company Harquebusier's breastplate
Nationality English
Period c 1650
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This would have been worn over a stout buff leather coat, together with a backplate and 'lobster pot' helmet, by the cavalry of both sides in the English Civil War 1643-53. Only the breastplate and helmet skull were shot proof. This is marked with the helmeted 'A' of the London Armourer's Company and the cross of St. George.(Parliament's army).

It weighs approximately 4 kilos. The whole piece is covered in old varnish, a very thick finish, especially on the front. I have removed a small patch of this under the neck to reveal the armourer's marks.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Militaria : Armour : English : 17th Century]

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I have in the last six months inherited my late father Alan Swain's police memorabilia collection along with much paperwork receipts etc. I would like to pass on to you my thanks for such good dealership with my father going back to the late 80s and well into the 1990s.

Laurence Swain, UK, 20.08.2016

Thank you. I have received the bayonet. It is indeed in excellent condition and miracle! It fits my antique P53 perfectly.

A F, Belgium, 29.08.2005

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