Object Title

Scale from a shoulder strap

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

A single scale of rectangular form, the main edges of which are bordered by a double incised line decoration. It was originally attached by four rivets (of which only lower right rivets remain) to a missing buff leather strap. The scale is pierced at its centre by two holes of indeterminate function. 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 to the breastplate.


Dimensions: Length 49 mm (1.9 in.), maximum width 67 mm (2.8 in.) Weight: 35 g (1 ? oz)

Inscriptions and Marks



Places France