Object Title

Shoulder strap

Shoulder strap



Object Number

III.3002 A-B


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

Physical Description

The shoulder strap consists of an upper and lower scale respectively. Each is of rectangular form and of slightly decreasing width. Each is bordered by a double incised line decoration and was originally attached by four rivets to a single buff leather strap. A rectangular connecting leather is attached by the upper pair of rivets of the lower scale and the lower pair of the scale above it. Fragments of four strips of leather are attached by the remaining rivets. One 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 98 mm (3.9 in.), maximum width 74 mm (2.9 in.) Weight: 110 g (3 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks



Places France