Object Title

Backplate

Backplate

Date

1550

Object Number

III.1167

Provenance

Probably from Wilton House. Presented by Mr F. H. Cripps-Day, 1942

Physical Description

Simple roped borders to neck and arms, the flange at the bottom curving in at the centre to form a V-shaped notch and pierced with holes for lining rivets. The surface is roughly finished and has now been polished. It is decorated wth groups of triple engraved lines radiating from the base. There are two large steel buckles for shoulder straps at shoulder-blade level.

Materials

Dimensions

Weight: 3 lb 5 oz

Inscriptions and Marks

Near the base are stamped the maker's initials possibly HR.

Associations

Places Flanders

Bibliographic References

A.R. Dufty and W. Reid, European Armour in the Tower of London, 1968, plate LXV.

Notes

Displayed with II.139 and erroneously double numbered with it.