Half suit 1540-early 17th c.
Composed half harness using pieces of German manufacture. Provides a good illustration of a half armour from mid 16th c. All parts original, but dating from 1540-early 17th c. Comprising a gorget with integral shoulder plates for infantry use from the early 17th c. that is similar to munions from earlier, breastplate with gussets and two plate fauld, burgonet with faceted skull and tassets designed to be used in short or long form.
Composed of item number A-263 (breastplate), item number A-292 (munions), item number A-62 (tassets) and item number A-115 (burgonet).
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