Object Title

Helmet strap

Helmet strap

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

IV.1730

Provenance

Old Tower Collection. Found in Bowyer Tower 1992.

Physical Description

Consists originally of twenty brass scales of decreasing size, overlapping downwards, which have alternating two and three scallops on the lower edge.in the centre. The first scale is longer than the rest and is pierced near its upper edge with a hole for attaxching to the helmet or shako. The scales are attached to a black leather base by iron staples.
Misisng the fourth and fifth scales, the eighth and fifteenth scales. The strap has broken between the fourth and sixth scale and between the fourteenth and sixteenth scales.

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible

Associations

Places Europe