Object Title

Backplate

Backplate

Date

1860

Object Number

III.3452

Provenance

Returned from a loan, 1989.

Physical Description

It is of round-shouldered form with only slight outward flanging at the waist, and has a high, narrow neck and fairly deep arm-openings. The edges have plain, inward turns originally bordered bu twenty-eight large, round-headed, brass rivets with circular, internal washers, of which one rivet has been lost near the bottom of the left arm-opening, one at the top of the right arm-opening, one at the right side, and three at the lower edge, as well as many of the washers. The edges are also pierced with numerous pairs of small holes for stitching on a leather edging which has, however, later been replaced by a sheet-brass edging, now missing at the centre of the lower edge. At either shoulder is a pair of small, round-headed, brass rivets, between which is foun a pair a pair of circular holes and, further in, a larger eliptical hole for the attachment of a missing shoulder-strap. At either side is found a further pair of circular holes with a larger, eliptical hole between them for the attachment of a missing waist-belt.
Bright with some rusting.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 400 mm (15.7 in), Width: 365 mm (14.3 in), Weight: 1.52 kg (3 lb 5.5 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Struck at the centre of the neck with an indistinct mark and maker's (?) initials 'AT'.

Associations

Places England