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 to a buff leather strap, of which the upper left and lower right rivets remain but are broken flush on the inside. A modern connecting leather pierced with four holes for a second scale is attached by two modern screws. 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 44 mm (1.7 in.), maximum width 59 mm (2.3 in.) Weight: 55 g (2 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks



Places France