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A RARE ITALIAN (LOMBARDIC) GOTHIC REINFORCE FOR THE LEFT COWTER (GUARDABRACCIO)
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A RARE ITALIAN (LOMBARDIC) GOTHIC REINFORCE FOR THE LEFT COWTER (GUARDABRACCIO)

POSSIBLY MID-15TH CENTURY

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A RARE ITALIAN (LOMBARDIC) GOTHIC REINFORCE FOR THE LEFT COWTER (GUARDABRACCIO)
Possibly mid-15th Century
Rough from the hammer and formed in one piece, drawn out to a sharp conical point over the elbow, pierced for a bolt, and the edges left plain except for a short inward turn at the lower leading edge above the joint of the elbow (later lining rivets, chemically cleaned throughout)
9 7/8in (25,1cm)
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For two similar examples see L.G.Boccia,Le Armeture di S.Maria delle Grazie di Curtatone di Mantova e L'Armatura Lombarda del'400, 1982, B2 and B3.
Another, almost identical, was included in the armour hoard from Chalcis. See the Journal of the Society of Antiquaries, 1911, Charles Ffoulkes,On Italian Armour from Chalcis in the Ethnological Museum at Athens, Pl. LV, fig.2
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