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PD1087

Breastplate
Author: Unknown
Origin: Germany
Dating: 15th-16th century
Material: Iron
Dimensions (cm): 36 x 35 x 18,5
Weight: 6047 g
Inv. no.: PD1087

Breastplates were produced as protective covering to prevent injury to the trunk and they were a very important element in the design of a suit of armour. The chest armour protected the front part of the trunk and, initially, it was used as a simple reinforcement of the chainmail.

João Gouveia Monteiro

Objeto museológico (PDB)