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Armour of Piet Heyn, anonymous, c. 1600 - in or before 1629

iron (metal), More details

According to tradition, Piet Heyn was wearing this armour in battle when he intercepted Ostend privateers in 1629. During the battle he was fatally injured in the shoulder. After his death, his armour and commander’s baton were placed above his tomb. There is no evidence of the fatal shoulder wound on the armour, although the cuirass does bear the traces of two repaired bullet holes.

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