Object Title

Harquebusier's backplate

Harquebusier's backplate

Date

1650

Object Number

III.1592

Provenance

Tower arsenal. From store 1978.

Physical Description

Short waisted, the lower edge is flanged. The raised neck and arm-openings have plain inward turns. Fragments of shoulder straps . Black. The surface shows a good illustration of planishing hammer marks.

Dimensions

Weight: 1.8427 kg ( 4 lb 1 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped at the neck with a helmeted A, for the Armourer's Company of London, 2, and CL for the maker.

Associations

Places England