Object Title

Right pauldron

Right pauldron

Date

1550-1560

Object Number

III.3531

Provenance

Bowyer Tower (1990). Found associated with the couter III.3532 and lower cannon III.3533 which were incorrectly connected to one another by rivets.

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 rear, to the level of the bottom of the fouth lame. The outer edges ofthe expanded portions are flanged where they overlap the inner ends of the fourth lame. The main edges of the first three lames have roped, inward turns accompanied by a recessed border. A simolar turn, without a border, occurs at the front of the lower edge of the seventh lame, which is cut away in a curve to clear the inside of the elbow. The saecondary edges of the second to sixth lames are decorated with single incised lines. The first three lames are connected to opne another at their front and rear ends by modern, round-headed rivets of various sizes. The third to seventh lames are connected to one another at the rear by a single column of brass-capped, round-headed sliding rivets with octagonal, internal washers. The lames are further connected to one another at the centre and at the front by internal leathers, secured in each case by a single column of externally flush rivets. Both leathers are now missing, and the rivets for the central leather in the fourth and fifth lames have been fitted, respectively, with circular and square washers. The rivet for the central leather in the seventh lame has been moved to a new hole just to the rear of the original which has broken out. A sigle column of decorative, brass-capped rivets occupy constuction-holes corresponding to the rivet-holes for the front leather. That in the fourth lame is now missing. To compensate for the loss of the internal connecting-leathers, the third to seventh lames have at some time been rigidly secured to one another by a single column of rivets located between the two original lines of leathering-rivets. The lower end of the seventh lame is pierced with a pair of rivet-holes at both the centre and the rear, for the attachment of the internal connecting-leathers that originally connected the couter to it. Slightly higher up the rear and near the edge at the front, are later holes which were used to incorrectly rivet a couter to the lame. Attached by a single, externally flush rivet to the outside of the front edge of the seventh lame, is an iron buckle with a single-ended, trapezoidal loop, and a simple hasp. The buckle would have engaged a strap, now represented by a fragment secured inside the rear edge of the seventh lame by a single, externally flush rivet. The apex of the first lame is pierced with a rivet-hole for the attachment of either a strap or buckle which would originally have have been used to connect the pauldron to the collar. Above this hole, in the recessed border, is a crude hole of later date.
Painted black.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 36.4 cm (14.3 in), Width: 17.0 cm (6.7 in), Depth: 26.8 cm (11.0in) Weight: kg ( lb oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

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