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Composite armour: HEN.M.24A & B-1933

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Composite armour for a pikeman, comprising a pot helmet and a breastplate, with associated tassets.


History note: Mr James Stewart Henderson of 'Abbotsford', Downs Road, St Helen's Park, Hastings, Sussex.

Legal notes

J.S. Henderson Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1933-03-16) by Henderson, James Stewart


17th Century
Production date: circa CE 1630

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Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Forming Hammering

Identification numbers

Accession number: HEN.M.24A & B-1933
Primary reference Number: 18103
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 25 November 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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