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PD1086

Breastplate
Author: Unknown
Origin: Germany
Dating: 15th century
Material: Iron
Dimensions (cm): 42 x 37,5 x 20
Inv. no.: PD1086

The Breastplate was designed for the defence of the torso, and is one of the main parts of a suit of armour. It would protect the front part of the torso and initially consisted of a single plate of iron or steel. It is possible that at a very early stage, it had been used as a ‘simple’ reinforcement of the chainmail.

João Gouveia Monteiro

Objeto museológico (PDB)