Object Title

Backplate

Backplate

Date

1570-1580

Object Number

III.1500

Provenance

Transferred from the Rotunda Museum of Artillery, Woolwich, 1974

Physical Description

Slightly shaped to the spine. Flanged at the waist with a medial cusp. Roped inward turns. Sunken border at neck widens to V-shaped point at centre. Single incised line down spine. formerly painted black. Now black-blue.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 372 mm; width: 288 mm; depth: 176 mm Weight: 1375 g (3 lb 2 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped on the right shoulder with rotunda mark MA 2204. Painted inside in white paint, F 20.

Associations

Bibliographic References

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1873 p.137, MA 2204

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1906, p.149, no. 16/140

Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda at Woolwich, London, 1963, Vol 2, p. 58, no. 16/110

Notes

Painted incorredtly 16/137
Probably from Malta, 1826.