Object Title

Backplate

Backplate

Date

1650

Object Number

III.3330

Provenance

Tower arsenal, accessioned after return from loan 279 to the Royal Canadian Military Institution,Toronto, October 1989.

Physical Description

Commonwealth type. It has a raised neck, is round-shouldered, and has a narrow flange at the waist. The edges at the neck, the arm-openings and the waist-flange have plain inward turns. Attached by a pair of rivets at either shoulder is the proximal scale of the missing shoulder-straps. A pair of rivets at either side of the waist retain fragments of the missing waist-belt. Small wiring-holes have been crudely pierced at either side of the neck, and at either arm-opening.
Painted black, cleaned 1995.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 39.5 cm (15.5 in.), Width: 34.8 cm (13.7 in.), Depth: cm ( in.) Weight: 1.67 kg (3 lb 11.5 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped R for the maker, deeply struck.

Associations

Places England