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

The single scale is of rectangular form, the main edges of which are bordered by a double incised line decoration. It was originally attached by four rivets with square internal washers to a single buff leather strap. Fragments of two replacement connecting leathers are attached by the upper pair of rivets of octagonal internal washers, and by the lower pair with square internal washers, and 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: Length 49 mm (2 in.), maximum width 64 mm (2.6 in.) Weight: 55 g (1 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks



Places France