Object Title

Siege backplate

Siege backplate

Date

1800-1830

Object Number

III.1529

Provenance

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

Physical Description

Shaped to the spine. The neck openingand arm-openings have outward turns. Bordered by round-headed lining rivets. Painted black.

Dimensions

Weight: kg ( 16 lb 8 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

MA 2240 stamped at the right shoulder. At the centre neat neck-line is incised a B, and at upper left near neck is incised a roman numeral LVII. Painted in white (incorrectly) 16/107

Associations

Places France

Bibliographic References

Rotunda Catalogue, 1906 p.149, No 16/173

Rotunda Catalogue, 1963, Vol 2, p.58, No. 16/143

Rotunda Catalogue, 1873 p.137, MA 2240