Object Title

Pikeman's backplate

Pikeman's backplate

Date

1630

Object Number

III.1553

Provenance

Transferred from the Rotunda Museum of Artillery, Woolwich, 1978, no. 16/177

Physical Description

This has a low neck and a flange at the waist. The main edges have plain inward turns, bordered by single incised lines at the neck and arms. A modern waist strap is attached low at either side, and a modern shoulder strap (restored by Andrew Gordn, 1991) at either shoulder. The exterior is black fromm the hammer. There is a hole near the edge at the right of the flange, and two additional rivet holes at either shoulder.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 365 mm, width 362 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped crowned IR at the neck.

Associations

Places England