Object Title

Terminal plate from a shoulder strap

Terminal plate from a 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

The upper part, for the attachment of a buff leather strap, is missing. The lower part has a keyhole slot and tapers to a rough point at which there is a rivet with a square internal washer for the attachment of a prehensible leather tab, by means of which the keyhole slot was fitted over a stud on the breastplate. Each of the edges are bordered by a double incised line decoration. Three or more scales are missing from its upper edge, including that for the attachment to the backplate.


Dimensions: Length 73 mm (2.8 in.), maximum width 56 mm (2.3 in.) Weight: 65 g (2 ? oz)

Inscriptions and Marks



Places France