Object Title

Harquebusier's backplate

Harquebusier's backplate

Date

1650

Object Number

II.307

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 riveted the terminal scale of the original shoulder strap. At either side of the waist are the rivets for the original waist strap. The exterior is black from the hammer. There is a pierced suspension hole at either shoulder.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 390 mm, width 345 mm Weight: 1650 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped IH. Maybe a construction mark, 1 wedge, inside the left shoulder.

Associations

Places England