Object Title

Culet

Culet

Date

1630

Object Number

II.108 D

Provenance

Tower arsenal.

Physical Description

The culet is composed of four lames overlapping upwards, joined by rivets at either end and leathers at the centre. The main edges have plain inward turns bordered by single incised lines. At the front of either end of the upper plate is the hasp and knuckles of a hinge with detachable pin for attachment to the tassets. The exterior is bright.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 110 mm, width 415 mm Weight: 840 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped 42 on the upper lame; inside each lame is the construction mark, X and three wedges.

Associations

Places Netherlands

Bibliographic References

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

T. Richardson, 'H. R. Robinson's 'Dutch armour of the seventeenth century'', The Journal of The Arms and Armour Society, vol.XIII, no.4, March 1991, pp.256-278, p.271.