Object Title

Backplate

Backplate

Date

1650

Object Number

III.4191

Provenance

Tower arsenal. Returned from loan 105 to Belfast, 12/9/1991.

Physical Description

With a raised neck-opening and a narrow flange at the waist. The edges at the neck-opening, arm-openings and waist-flange have plain inward turns. Those at the neck and arm-openings are bordered by single incised line decoration. At either shoulder are two rivet holes, the outer of which is now riveted solid, for the missing shoulder strap. At either side of the waist are two horizontally-aligned rivets for the missing waist strap. The right shoulder edge is damaged. The centre of the flange has split and broken out to the edge. It is externally bright but patinated.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 380 mm (14.9 in), Width: 350 mm (13.75 in), Depth: 165 mm (6.5 in) Weight: 1.26 kg (2 lb 12.25 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped at the neck RK below a fleur-de-lys, for the maker, Richard King. Painted on the inside in yellow paint 15.

Associations

Places England

Notes

Richard King, died 1668. Will proved Cal Cant Perog Wills (Kinge). G.I. Mungeam, JAAS Sept 1968 - armourer supplying NMA 1645.