Object Title

Siege backplate

Siege backplate

Date

1800-1830

Object Number

III.1531

Provenance

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

Physical Description

Very heavy. Shaped to the spine. The neck and arm-openings have outward turned edges. Bordered by round-headed lining rivets. Painted black.

Dimensions

Weight: kg ( 17 lb 12 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped at the right shoulder MA 2239, at the centre near the neck is incised a B, and at upper left near neck is incised a roman numeral XL.

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

Rotunda Catalogue, 1873 p.137, MA 2239

Rotunda Catalogue, 1906 p.149, No 16/172

Rotunda Catalogue, 1963, Vol 2, p.58, No. 16/142