Object Title

Backplate

Backplate

Date

1570

Object Number

III.2579

Provenance

Re-accessioned from Middle Flint Tower, 1987. Probably from one of the armours formerly on loan 7 to Dover Castle (II.53-62) from Malta, 1826.

Physical Description

Decorated with volutes at the shoulders, and a roped rib atht earm-holes. The neck, arm-holes and waist-flange have heavily roped inward turns, while other edges are decorated with single incised lines. The backplate has been releathered. Associated with breastplate III.2578.

Inscriptions and Marks

Label attached reading Dover Castle.

Associations

Places Italy