Royal Armouries

Campanian (Italian) bronze breastplate

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Bronze Campanian Breastplate, II.197. A bronze breastplate embossed to represent the muscling of the human torso, chest and stomach muscles are visible.

Bronze Campanian Breastplate, II.197. A bronze breastplate embossed to represent the muscling of the human torso- chest and stomach muscles are visible.

  • Bronze Campanian Breastplate, II.197. A bronze breastplate embossed to represent the muscling of the human torso, chest and stomach muscles are visible.

    Bronze Campanian Breastplate, II.197. A bronze breastplate embossed to represent the muscling of the human torso- chest and stomach muscles are visible.

Date: 375 BC | Object number: II.197

Campanian (Italian) bronze breastplate

Description

This breastplate forms part of the only complete armour from the ancient world in the Royal Armouries collection.

The complete armour is made up of a helmet, square breastplate, a pair of greaves, and a backplate, belt, pair of thigh defences and a bronze fragment from the neck defence of another helmet.

Said to have come from a tomb at Cumae near Naples.

Related Objects

Campanian (Italian) bronze thigh defences These thigh defences form part of the only complete armour from the ancient world in the Royal Armouries collection.

Dates from 375 BC | Object number: II.197

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