Object Title

Backplate

Backplate

Date

1650

Object Number

III.4190

Provenance

Tower arsenal, accessioned after return from loan 105 to Belfast, 12/9/1991.

Physical Description

Commonwealth type, with a raised neck-opening and a narrow flange at the waist. The edges at the neck-opening, arm-openings and waist-flange have plain inward turns.
At either shoulder are two rivet holes for the missing shoulder strap. Additionally two further holes of indeterminate function have been pierced in the same plane on the left and slightly to the rear on the right.
The left shoulder has also been pierced near the front edge with a crude wiring hole.
At either side of the waist are two horizontally-aligned rivets for the missing waist strap. The upper and lower corner of each waist edge is pierced with a crude wiring hole, that on the lower left now riveted solid.


The inward turns at the neck and flange have slight splits. There is a small square hole at the neck.


It is externally bright but patinated.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 35.8 cm (14.1 in), Width: 33.6 cm (13.25 in), Depth: 14.7 cm (5.8 in) Weight: 1.51 kg (3 lb 5 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped below the neck: Cross of St. George. Stamped at the right side of the flange 60. Painted in white paint on the inside: TF(?)

Associations

Places England