A Vamplate, c. 1560

A Vamplate,

Item ref: 1794

  • Northern Europe
  • Steel, brass, gold and leather
  • Diameter of 28 cm / 11 in

Provenance:

Collection of Jean-Baptiste-Antoine-Marcelin, Baron de Marbot (1782–1854)

Vamplates first appeared on lances in the early fourteenth century, when a circular plate of metal was placed immediately above the hanste, or grip to protect the hand and arm from an enemy’s strike.

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