Object Title

Backplate

Backplate

Date

1650

Object Number

III.4198

Provenance

Tower arsenal. Returned from loan L.105, Belfast, 12 September 1991.

Physical Description

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 soulder is a fragment of a replacement shoulder-strap faced with a shoulder scale attached by four rivets. A fourth hole at each neck is for suspension. At either side of the waist is a fragment of a later strap attached by a pair of rivets. A further hole close to the side edge is for suspension. Pitted

Dimensions

Dimensions: Max height:37.5 cm (14.8 in), Max width:34.4 cm (13.4 in) Max depth:15.8 cm (6.3 in) Weight: 1.81 kg ( 3 lb 15.75 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped at the left arm-opening with a cross of St George for the Commonwealth. Painted inside 'TIII'.

Associations

Places England