A German cuirassier suit of armor
First half 17th century
Stamped to backplate with the Augsburg city mark; Further stamped with a marker's mark
Homogenous, comprising a helmet, a breastplate, a backplate, a gorget, tassets, pauldrons, vambraces, gauntlets, cuisses, and poleyns, the breastplate engraved with a soldier kneeling before a crucified Christ, each hand-wrought steel piece held together by brass-head iron rivets and leather straps raised on a later-added stand
Assembled without stand: 57" H x 30" W x 14" D

  • Condition: Overall good condition with scattered scratches, scuffs, dents, and rubbed wear commensurate with age. Scattered bolts missing or replaced. Strips of leather have been added to the back of the cuisses. Leather straps likely a later-added replacement. Missing lining. One vambrace with loose leather straps resulting in gaps to the plates. The top half of one thumb guard missing. The leather glove lining the gauntlet partially detached. The comb of the helmet with a 2"-long area of dents with a 1"-long split of the steel from the roped edge of the comb.

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July 21, 2019 12:00 PM PDT
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