Object Title

Pikeman's backplate

Pikeman's backplate

Date

1635

Object Number

III.2122

Provenance

Tower arsenal. Formerly on Loan 224 to the Sherborne Museum Association with IV.928, III.2121, III.2122.

Physical Description

The backplate is slightly shaped to the spine with a narrow flange edges are turned inward and the neck and arm edges bordered by a single incised line. Modern shoulder straps are attached by two modern rivets at either side of the waist. The neck is damaged. In the sunken border at the centre of the flange is a large hole. The outside is bright, the inside brown.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height 374 mm (14.75 in.), width 343 mm (13.5 in.)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped M, 54 and crowned IR.

Associations

Places England