Object Title

Long elbow gauntlet

Long elbow gauntlet



Object Number

II.217 D


Old Tower collection.

Physical Description

For the left hand. It comprises a single cuff, four metacarpal lames for the hand, three for the thumb, knuckle plates for hand and thumb, four scales for the thumb, seven for the first and third fingers, eight for the second and five for the fourth. Most of the finger scales are restored. The tubular cuff, flaring slightly to the elbow has an overlapping joint on the inside secured by five flush rivets. The upper main edge is turned inwards with a flange that is bordered by nineteen lining rivets of which seventeen remain. The lining rivets on the outside of the arm are bordered by a double incised line. Square internal washers retain a leather lining band and a restraining leather tab. The lower main edge is arched on the inside to accomodate the wrist, and it is turned outwards. The thumb and finger scales are riveted to restored leathers. A restored leather holds the thumb scales and lames to the metacarpal lames of the hand which overlap upwards and are curved at the centre of each upper edge bordered by a double incised line. There is a restored articulating rivet at each side of each lame. The knuckle plate is similarly attached to the lowest lame. The knuckle plate is embossed for the knuckles each of which has a restored rivet retaining a finger scale leather. The top edge is bordered by a double incised line.


Dimensions: length 47.5 cm (18.75 in), width 17.0 cm (6.7 in) Weight: 1.44 kg (3 lb 2.75 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks



Places England


Scarborough Museum Loan