Object Title

Harquebusier's backplate

Harquebusier's backplate



Object Number



From the Armoury at Littlecote House. Purchased 15/11/1985.

Physical Description

With a raised neck, shaped to the shoulders and a narrow flange at the waist. The arm, neck and flange edges have plain inward turns. At either shoulder is a restored shoulder strap with all original plates, the terminal plates with two keyhole slots and restored leather tabs. At either side of the waist is a restored waist strap and an associated, old buckle with an angular figure-8 frame.


Dimensions: height: 398 mm (15.6 in), width: 345 mm (13.5 in) Weight: 1530 g (3 lb 6 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

No marks outside. Inside is a construction mark, five wedges.


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