Object Title

Shoulder shield

Shoulder shield



Object Number



From Paris, 1815. Originally from Vienna

Physical Description

Of medium carbon steel hardened by quenching and tempering, of martensite with a little pearlite.


Dimensions: height: 435 mm; width: 410 mm Weight: 3.72 kg

Inscriptions and Marks

none visible.


Bibliographic References

A R Dufty and W Reid, European Armour in the Tower of London, 1968, plate CXXXIII.

C. Paggiarino, The Royal Armouries, masterpieces of medieval and renaissance arms and armour, Milan, 2011 volume 2


Five harnesses from the Rose-leaf garniture are preserved in the Waffensammlung of the Kunsthistoriches Museum, Vienna, cat.No. A474. Also in Musée de l'Armée. Micrographs on flie by Wolfgang Groschedel include a breastplate in the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the right vambrace of the Rosenblatt armour in Vienna, A474, which is of ferrite with small areas of carbides.