Apjvioured Leather Glove

A LEFT-HAND glove of coarse Duff-coloured canvas, with plates of russet iron overlapping each other riveted on to strips of stout leather, which are stitched on to the glove itself. There are eight of these protecting plates on the hack oi the hand, and the same number on the under side, each plate terminating in a band which is engraved and gilded. From the tip of the middle finger to the end of the gauntlet the glove measures icl inches. This is an unusual example of a sixteenth-century dueli ng glove. In the Tower of London.

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