Object Title




About 1650

Object Number



Old Tower stock

Physical Description

Consisting of a front and rear plate, each of which deepens at the centre and has an upward-flanged neck opening. The main edges have a plain inward turn, the lower edges accompanied by a recessed border, the neck opening bordered at rear by single incised line decoration. The front plate has a keyhole slot on the right that engages a modern mushroom-headed stud on the rear plate, fitted internally with a circular washer, and articulates a domed rivet on the left, similarly fitted with a circular washer. At either side of the neck opening is a hole probably for a later leather strap.
It is externally bright and internally rough from the hammer. The front has laminated slightly in many areas.


Dimensions: Max length: 27 cm (10.6 in), Max. width: 30 cm (11.8 in) Weight: 0.675 kg (i lb 7 3/4 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Inscribed the left rear plate: XXXX