Object Title

Backplate

Backplate

Date

1650

Object Number

II.321

Provenance

Old Tower stock

Physical Description

With a raised neck and narrow flange at the waist. The neck- and arm-openings, and the lower edge of the flange, have inward turns. At each shoulder are 2 rivet holes for the attachment of the missing shoulder straps. At either side of the waist are two rivet holes for the attachment of the missing waist strap. The centre of the neck and each shoulder are each pierced by a later suspension hole.
It is bright externally and rough from the hammer internally. The turn has broken away at the right edge of the flange. The right shoulder near the neck has a depression that has slightly laminated. There is a crack in the centre of the main plate.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Max. height: 37.4 cm (14.75 in), Max. width: 34.4 cm (13.55 in) Weight: 1.053 kg (2lb 5 1/4 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped at centre of neck: H (partially worn)

Associations

Places England