London, South Kensington
6 November 2002
A SAMNITE BRONZE CUIRASS-PLATE AND PAIR OF GREAVES
4TH-3RD CENTURY B.C.
The curiass ornamented with triple discs and a serrated outward-folded reinforcing upper edge, three bosses encircled with dots below, with two side rivet holes for shoulder attachments, remains of a riveted side attachment plate on one edge below, punched holes around the edge for lining attachment; and a pair of bronze short greaves for shin and calf protection, with moulded musculature, two attachment holes at the back, repaired
Cuirass 10½ in. (26.6 cm.) high; greaves 9¾ in. (24.7 cm.) high av. (3)
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