Object Title

Shaffron (At alinlici)

Shaffron (At alinlici)



Object Number



From the armoury of Hagia Irene, Istanbul. Purchased via. Robert Curzon, c.1842.

Physical Description

Of a single iron plate. The upper part is flat, angling downwards towards the nose which is bevelled inwards on either side. There is a central raised rib that terminates at the top in a rectangular shape. On either side are adorsed foliate S scrolls. Between the cut-outs for the ears is a raised triangle. There are small silver studs scattered over the whole surface. Around the edge are holes for mail and above the rectangular raised portion are holes for a transverse stop-rib, now missing.


Dimensions: The length of the item is 518 mm, the maximum width being 183 mm. Weight: The weight of the item is 0.45 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks



Places Turkey

Bibliographic References

J. Hewitt, Official catalogue of the Tower Armouries, London, 1859, no. xv.573, p.118.

Viscount Dillon, Illustrated guide to the Armouries, London, 1910, no. xv.708.