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 five scales of an irregular rectangular form and of decreasing width, and a terminal plate pierced with a keyhole slot, each attached by four rivets with square internal washers to a buff leather strap. Each of the edges is bordered by a double incised line decoration. The rear edge of the upper scale is cut into four scallops beneath the two central of which are two rivet-holes for the attachment to the backplate. The terminal plate, which is stepped, narrows to a rough point at which there is a rivet for the attachment of a prehensile leather tab by means of which the keyhole slot was fitted over a stud on the breastplate. Riveted to III.195 for dispaly, 6 September 2006.


Dimensions: Length 335 mm (13.2 in.), maximum width 88 mm (3.4 in.) Weight: 300 g (10 ¢ oz)

Inscriptions and Marks



Places France