Object Title

Backplate

Backplate

Date

1650

Object Number

III.4197

Provenance

Tower arsenal, accessioned after return from loan L.105 Belfast 12 September 1991.

Physical Description

Commonwealth type. It is shaped to the shoulders, with a raised neck, deep arm-openings and a narrow flange at the waist. The main edges have plain inward turns. At each shoulder is a fragment of a shoulder-strap faced with an imbricated scale attached by a pair of rivets. Three further holes on the left and one on the right shoulder are of indeterminate function. At either side of the waist is a pair of rivets for a waist strap. A crudely punched hole at each side edge is probably for suspension. Patinted

Dimensions

Dimensions: Max height:38.4 cm (15.1 in), Max width:36.2 cm (14.2 in) Max depth:14.1 cm (5.5 in) Weight: 1.52 kg ( 3 lb 5.5 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None. Painted inside with the number 13.

Associations

Places England