Object Title

Right pauldron

Right pauldron



Object Number



Old Tower Collection, Bowyer Tower AS 44 (1991)

Physical Description

It is formed of seven medially ridged lames, overlapping outwards from the third. The first, third and seventh lames are deeper than the rest. The first three lames extend inwards over the chest and back, while the last four extend no further than the inside of the arm. The third lame is expanded downwards at both the front and the rear to the level of the bottom of the fifth lame, where it is flanged. The main edges of the first three lames have file-roped inward turns accompanied by a recessed border in which are twelve lining rivets with square internal washers and rosette-shaped brass external washers , of which both rivets on the second lame and one rivet on the first lame are missing. The plain lower edge of the seventh lame is cut away in a curve to clear the inside of the elbow. The secondary edges of the second to sixth lames are decorated with single incised lines and with v-shaped nicks at the medial ridge.
The first three lames are connected to one another at their front and rear ends by round-headed rivets with square internal washers, of which both the original rivet connecting the first and second lames and a later replacement have broken out. The third to the seventh lames are connected to one another at the rear by a single column of round-headed sliding rivets with square internal washers. The lames are further connected to one another at the centre and at the front by internal leathers, substantial fragments of which remain, secured in each case by externally flush rivets. To compensate for each broken leather, the lamed have been rigidly connected to one another by a column of rivets located between the two leathers. A single column of decorative roun-headed rivets occupies construction holes correspond to the rivets for the front leather.
At the lower edge of the seventh lame...


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