The Wallace Collection

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Jousting armour
  • Jousting armour
  • Workshop of Anton Peffenhauser (c. 1525 - 1603)
  • Augsburg, Germany
  • c. 1590
  • Steel, copper alloy and leather, embossed
  • Weight: 33.65 kg, total weight
  • Mark: Pearled 'A'
    Mark: Augsburg guild mark
    Mark: Six crescents and dots
  • A48
  • European Armoury II
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Further Reading
  • Like A47, this armour is also configured for the joust, although it too is a composite including some parts designed for other uses. The jousting shield is of the incorrect form, being latticed to catch the opponent's lance-point rather than smooth as on A47 and A49. The left gauntlet is also an extremely well-preserved and complete example of a gauntlet designed for foot combat at the barriers. Otherwise however the composition represents quite well the appearance of a Plackengestech armour of this time, with the helmet and cuirass being especially good and well-preserved examples of the type.