Object Title

Pikeman's backplate

Pikeman's backplate

Date

1635

Object Number

III.1546

Provenance

Transferred from the Rotunda Museum of Artillery, Woolwich, 1978.

Physical Description

This has a low neck and a flange at the waist. At either shoulder is a restored shoulder strap, and at either side of the waist is a restored waist strap. Themain edges have plain inward turns bordered by single incised lines.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 410 mm, width 355 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped crowned IR at the neck, and MA 2222 at the right shoulder.

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, London, 1874: 137 no. 2222

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1889: 149 no. 16.158

Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda at Woolwich, London, 1963, vol. 2: 58 no. 16.126

Notes

CG recorded MA 2203 as the Rotunda number of this piece, but that belongs to III.1547.