This domed plastron is ribbed with a central ridge. Its blackened surface has polished borders organized around incised lines forming a brace. The neckline and armholes are hemmed and incised with corded obliques.
The lower part ends with a lumbar guard with a single, removable and riveted blade.
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This breastplate armor was used for body defense.
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PLASTRON OF CUIRASSE Germany XVIth century