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Right breastplate from a brigandine

ca. 1450
Steel, copper alloy
H. 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm); W. 7 in. (17.8 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 7.8 oz. (674.7 g)
Armor Parts-Breastplates
Credit Line:
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Bequest of Bashford Dean, 1928
Accession Number:
Not on view
The four staples are for the attachment of a lance rest.
Marking: Marked six times in pyramidical form, on the inner side of the breastplate: AN (or possibly AM, indicating a possible association with Antonio Missaglia of Milan, working between 1451 and 1490).
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