Object Title

Terminal plate from a shoulder strap

Terminal plate from a shoulder strap

Date

1625

Object Number

III.3117

Provenance

Tower arsenal, accessioned from Lanthorn Tower, room 3 (1989). From a cuirass

Physical Description

The upper part, of rectangular form, is stepped to accommodate the base of a buff leather strap of which a modern replacement is obtained by four modern rivets with round internal washers. The lower part has a keyhole slot and tapers to a point at which there is a rivet-hole for attachment to the prehensible leather tab by means of which the keyhole slot was fitted over a stud on the breastplate. Each of the edges is bordered by a double incised line decoration.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length 115 mm (4 7/16 in), width 55 mm (2 1/8 in) Weight: 130 g (4 ¢ oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places France

Notes

The terminal plate is riveted to a modern piece of buff leather (305 mm X 107 mm) which is marked out in a green pen prior to the restoration of three or more scales. It was probably made by Mr Russell Robinson, Keeper of Armour and remained unfinished at his death in 1978.