Object Title

Upper scale from a shoulder strap

Upper scale from a shoulder strap



Object Number



Tower arsenal, accessioned from Lanthorn Tower, Room 3 (1989). From a cuirass captured from the French under Marshal Toiras in 1627.

Physical Description

The left-hand side of the scale is broken away. Its rear edge was originally cut into four scallops beneath which were four round-headed rivets, for the attachments to the backplate and a buff leather strap. The straight lower edge was originally bordered by a rivet at either side for the attachment to the missing leather strap. Due to the breakage, only three scallops and rivet holes remain only the right rivet hole remains on the rear edge and only the right rivet hole remains on the straight edge. All of the rivets are missing. Each edge is bordered by double incised lines. Four or more scales are missing from its lower edge.


Dimensions: Length 61 mm (2 3/8 in.), width 43 mm (1 11/16 in.) Weight: 25 g (3/4 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks



Places France