Object Title

Backplate

Backplate

Date

1650

Object Number

III.4236

Provenance

Tower arsenal. Returned from Bolton loan 19 February 1992.

Physical Description

It has a raised neck, rounded shoulders and a flange at the waist. The neck arm and flange edges have plain inward turns. At either shoulder is a leather modern shoulder strap. At either side of the waist is a modern waist strap and buckle. The exterior is black from the hammer. At either shoulder and at the centre of the neck is a pierced suspension hole.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 395 mm, width 350 mm Weight: 1300 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped large, unclear A (possibly with bar over), helmeted A, and inside a construction mark of 6 wedges.

Associations

Places England