Object Title

Harquebusier's backplate

Harquebusier's backplate

Date

1650

Object Number

II.320

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 a pair of rivet holes for the shoulder straps. At either side of the waist is a pair of rivet holes for the original waist strap. The exterior is bright. There is a modern suspension hole at either armpit and at the centre of the neck.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 390 mm, width 345 mm Weight: 1535 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped S and 34. Inside a construction mark V.

Associations

Places England