Object Title

Shoulder strap

Shoulder strap



Object Number



Tower arsenal. Probably from a cuirass captured from a French ship at the seige of La Rochelle in 1627 by Marshal Toiras,

Physical Description

It comprises only three scales of an irregular rectangular form and terminal plate pierced with a keyhole slot, each originally attached by four rivets with square internal washers to a buff leather strap. Each edge is bordered by a double incised line decoration. The terminal plate, which is stepped, narrows to a rough point at which there are portions of a rivet for the attachment of a prehensible leather tab by means of which the keyhole slot was fitted over a stud on the breastplate. One or more scales is missing from its upper edge, including that for the attachment to the backplate.


Dimensions: Length 252 mm (9.9 in.), maximum width 65 mm (2.5 in.) Weight: 225 g (7 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks



Places France