Object Title

Scale from a shoulder strap

Scale from a shoulder strap

Date

1625

Object Number

III.3028

Provenance

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, is attached by four rivets with square internal washers, of which the lower right is octagonal, to a single buff leather strap, the upper and lower edges of which are broken flush with the edges of the scale. 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

Dimensions: Length 48 mm (1.9 in.), maximum width 62 mm (2.4 in.) Weight: 55 g (1 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places France