Object Title

Right tasset

Right tasset



Object Number



Transferred from the Rotunda Museum of Artillery, Woolwich 1925. Accessioned from Bowyer Tower AS 54 (1989).

Physical Description

It widens at the bottom, with a slight medial ridge. It is formed of six upward overlapping lames. Either the upper lame is associated, or several lames are missing. The upper and lower edges have continuously roped inward turns with recessed borders, the side edges plain partial turns. The subsidiary edges are bordered by single incised lines. The lames are articulated at the outside by round-headed sliding rivets with a variety of irregular washers, the upper lame riveted solid from the second, with an adjacent slot. At the centre and inside were internal leathers, attached by single columns of flush rivets, with a round-headed rivet with an external brass rosette washer, the centre one with an internal copper washer, the inner one lacking such. The rivets for these are missing on lame three. The inner articulation line is decorated with a column of three round-headed decorated rivets. The lames are fastened together with a column of very nasty rivets on lames one, two and five. The edges of the lowest lame are bordered by eight lining rivet holes. The upper lame has a row of three flush rivets, the flat internal heads of which are decorated with a rosette of six pellets around a large pellet. These may be the original upper terminals of the leathers. Beside these is a row of four rivet holes, three of which were for the attachment of buckles. It is painted black. The upper lame has an internal riveted repair at it's centre left, and two suspension holes at it's upper edge. At its lower edge, at the inside, is a broken out rivet hole. At the same position on the lame three is a complex of broken out rivet holes, and below this is a column of extraneous rivet holes.


Dimensions: Height 235 mm (9.2 in.), width 252 mm (10.0 in) Weight: 500 g (1 lb 1 ¢ oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None. Painted on the outside 16/., and inside in white paint 1-9.


Places Italy


Formerly painted black, removed by conservation January 1992