Object Title

Shoulder strap

Shoulder strap



Object Number



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

Physical Description

It comprises only two scales of rectangular form. 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. Two other pieces of leather are attached in a similar manner by the remaining pairs of rivets and are broken flush with the upper and lower edges of the strap. 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 90 mm (3.5 in.), maximum width 78 mm (3.0 in.) Weight: 110 g (4 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks



Places France