Object Title

Pikeman's backplate

Pikeman's backplate

Date

1630

Object Number

III.1601

Provenance

Tower arsenal.

Physical Description

It has a low neck and a flange at the waist. The main edges have plain inward turns bordered by single incised lines. At either shoulder are four rivet holes for the missing shoulder straps, and two for the waist straps at either side of the waist. It is painted black over a bright surface.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height; 395 mm; width: 355 mm Weight: 1630 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped crowned IR at the neck, and inside is a construction mark, IIII IIIII, and in chalk 5R.

Associations

Places England