Object Title

Gorget backplate

Gorget backplate

Date

1620

Object Number

III.1676

Provenance

Transferred to the Tower from Farleigh-Hungerford Castle in 1979. Formerly Loan 22 taken into Guardianship with castle. F.H.C. No.95

Physical Description

Rear part of gorget with upstanding flanged edge at neck line. Plain inward turn flanked by three rivets. At the right is a rectangular ring for attaching a pauldron. Painted black. Oxidation has caused severe pitting and large holes in plate.

Dimensions

Weight: kg ( lb 11 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

none visible.

Associations

Places England

Notes

October 1980 Recieved back from Ancient Monuments Laboratory A.M. No.749493