Object Title

Harquebusier's backplate

Harquebusier's backplate

Date

1650

Object Number

II.313

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 and two additional rivet holes. At either side of the waist is the terminal of a modern waist strap. The exterior is black from the hammer. At either shoulder is a small suspension hole at either side of the neck. At either side is a large drilled suspension hole.

Materials

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 380 mm, width 350 mm Weight: 1720 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped IN, helmeted A and inside 6 wedge-shaped construction marks.

Associations

Places England