Object Title

Backplate

Backplate

Date

1650

Object Number

II.292

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 the base of the original shoulder strap held by two rivets. At either side of the waist is a rivet retaining the end of the original waist strap, with an adjacent rivet hole. The exterior is black from the hammer. There is a crack at the right centre of the flange where the wire over which the edge is turned is exposed.

Materials

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 385 mm, width 345 mm Weight: 1830 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped S, helmeted A and Cross of St George.

Associations

Places England