Object Title

Terminal plate from a shoulder strap

Terminal plate from a shoulder strap

Date

1625

Object Number

III.2955

Provenance

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 missing buff leather strap and has four rivets-holes for its attachment. The lower part has a keyhole slot and tapers to a rough point at which there is a rivet hole 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 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

Dimensions: Length 120 mm (4.8 in.), maximum width 50 mm (2.0 in.) Weight: 65 g (2 ? oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places France