Object Title

Harquebusier's backplate

Harquebusier's backplate

Date

1650

Object Number

II.315

Provenance

Tower arsenal.

Physical Description

It has a raised neck, rounded shoulders and a flange at the waist. The neck arm and flange edges have plain inward turns. At either shoulder is the base of a modern shoulder strap held by a rivet, and an adjacent rivet hole. At either side of the waist is a rivet retaining the end of a modern waist strap, with an adjacent rivet hole. The exterior is black from the hammer. At either side of the neck is a rivet retaining the base of another modern strap, and at the centre of the neck another, related, rivet.

Materials

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 385 mm, 345 mm Weight: 1735 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped TD.

Associations

Places England