Object Title

Backplate

Backplate

Date

1650

Object Number

II.297

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 a modern shoulder strap, and adjacent to these is another pair of rivet holes for an earlier strap. At either side of the waist is the base of a modern waist strap, the one at the left riveted onto a welded repair. The exterior is black from the hammer.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 385 mm, width 352 mm Weight: 1550 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped AT. Inside the flange is a construction mark, XXXIIIII.

Associations

Places England