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 at the siege of La Rochelle in 1627 under Marshal Toiras.

Physical Description

The upper part, of rectangular form, is stepped to accommodate the base of the buff leather strap, which was retained by four rivets, most of which remains, attached by the lower pair of rivets above which is the base of a later strap attached to the upper pair of rivets. 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 inside, 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 is 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 110 mm (4.3 in.), maximum width 60 mm (2.4 in.) Weight: 75 g (2 ¢ oz)

Inscriptions and Marks



Places France