Object Title

Backplate

Backplate

Date

1570-1580

Object Number

III.1495

Provenance

Transferred from the Rotunda Museum of Artillery, Woolwich, 1978.

Physical Description

Slightly shaped to the spine. Flanged at the waist with a medial cusp. Roped inward turns. Roped ridges terminating in adorsed volutes. Single incised line down centre of back. Formerly painted black. Now russet.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: cm ( in), Width: cm ( in) Weight: kg ( 3 lb 3 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped at the shoulder with MA 2211. Painted on the breast in white paint 16 over 117. Inside in white is, G 11

Associations

Bibliographic References

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1873 p.127, MA 2211

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1906, p.149, no. 16/147

Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda at Woolwich, London, 1963, Vol 2, p. 58, no. 16/117

Notes

Probably from Malta, 1826.