A Rare German 17th Century "SHOT-PROOF" Weight Breastplate from the Armory of Archduke Eugen

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A Rare Antique German 17th Century "SHOT-PROOF" Weight Breastplate, circa. 1650-1680.  Pronounced medial-rib and shallow "V" shaped waistline, struck at the lower end of its medial-rib with the PROOF-MARK of a musket ball.  Blackened overall.  In good condition for the age.

PROVENANCE: From the Armoury of Archduke Eugen, Fortress Hohenwerfen Salzburg, Austria.  Sold through Anderson Galleries, New York 1st-5th of March, 1927, Lot. 937

EXHIBITED: HIGGINS ARMORY MUSEUM, Worchester, Massachusetts. Inventory number (JWHA #262).