Object Title

Siege backplate

Siege backplate

Date

1800-1830

Object Number

III.1527

Provenance

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

Physical Description

Shaped to the spine. The neck, arm and base have outward turned edges bordered by lining rivets. At the centre of the back is a proof test. Painted black.

Dimensions

Weight: kg ( 16 lb 4 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped at the right shoulder with MA 2241, incised near the neck is a B and LXX. Painted in white, incorrectly, 16/108.

Associations

Places France

Bibliographic References

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1873 p.137, MA 2241

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1906, p.149, No 16/174

Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda at Woolwich, 1963, Vol 2, p.58, No. 16/144