Object Title

Backplate

Backplate

Date

About 1650

Object Number

II.288

Provenance

Old Tower stock

Physical Description

With a flange at the waist. The neck and arm openings, and the lower edges of the flange have inward turns, those of the neck and arm openings bordered by single incised line decoration. At each shoulder and side below the arm opening are 2 rivet holes for the missing shoulder and waist straps. A hole pierced through the left shoulder between the strap holes has been filled by a flush rivet. There are two vertically-aligned holes on the right side of the flange. There is a later suspension hole pierced at the upper edge of each side by the arm opening.
It is externally bright and internally painted black. The flange is dented on the right side and the left flange edge is bent.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Max. height: 39.2 cm (15.4 in), Max. width: 38.9 cm (15.3 in) Weight: 1.479 kg (3 lb 4 1/4 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.

Associations

Places England