For cuirassier, probably of the Polish Lithuanian Confederation for service against the Ottoman Turks. 15” height. The breastplate with strong medial ridge and notably, not musket ball proved as with western European examples, as it was intended to defend against the arrows and blades of the Ottoman forces. At this time, the popularity of firearms among Turkish forces was a half century to come. Excellent preservation with light stable oxidation to the surface and considerable original blued finish showing through. Much rarer than its western European counterparts, this example may well have served at the Siege of Vienna in 1683.