Object Title

Harquebusier's backplate

Harquebusier's backplate

Date

1650

Object Number

II.325

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 are three rivet holes for the shoulder straps. At either side of the waist is a modern waist strap and buckle, broken. The exterior is bright. There are two large cracks through the flange.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 375 mm, width 350 mm Weight: 1650 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped 36 at the neck. Inside the flange is a construction mark, IIII.

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

Claude Blair, European Armour, B.T. Batsford Ltd., London, 1958, p.222-23.

Notes

Check the published note.