Object Title

Terminal plate from a shoulder strap

Terminal plate from a shoulder strap

Date

1625

Object Number

III.2980

Provenance

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 retaining, on the outside, fragments 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

Dimensions: Length 70 mm (2.7 in.), maximum width 59 mm (2.3 in.) Weight: 60 g (2 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places France