Object Title

Pikeman's backplate

Pikeman's backplate

Date

1640

Object Number

III.2818

Provenance

Tower arsenal. Bowyer Tower AF 15, 1988.

Physical Description

It has rounded shoulders. Flanged at the waist . The neck opening is broad. Plain inward turns . At either shoulder are rivets for the attachment of the shoulder-straps. The backplate is twisted and distorted. There is a small hole at the centre of the back. Painted black.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 35.5 cm ( 14.0 in), Width: 38.8 cm ( 15.3 in) Weight: 2.31 kg ( 5 lb 1.5 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped on the neck is a crowned IR, and a M for the maker, and probably another crowned IR.

Associations

Places England