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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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Buckles have arrived. They are very beautiful! I'm glad and satisfied. Thank you for your quick and accurate business and all the best for the future.

C K, Finland, 07.05.2014

Just a note to confirm that the [helmet plate centre] has arrived safely. It is a superb piece. Thank you.

G S, UK, 19.07.2008

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