Object Title

Scale from a shoulder strap

Scale from a shoulder strap

Date

1625

Object Number

III.3093

Provenance

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

Physical Description

The single scale is rectangular, the edges bordered by double incised lines. It was originally attached by four rivets with square internal washers to a buff leather, all of which are missing. Two or more scales are missing from its upper and lower edges, including that for the attachment to the backplate and the terminal plate for the attachment of the breastplate.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length 57 mm (2 1/4 in.), 48 mm (1 7/8 in.) Weight: 30g (1 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places France