Object Title

Pikeman's backplate

Pikeman's backplate

Date

1640

Object Number

II.352 d

Provenance

Tower arsenal.

Physical Description

The backplate has a low neck and a flange at the waist. The main edges have plain inward turns bordered by single incised lines. At either shoulder is a restored shoulder strap with modern scales and terminal. At either side is a restored waist strap and buckle. The surface is painted black. There are suspension holes at either arm, and at the neck.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 360 mm, width 377 mm Weight: 2025 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped small H and crowned IR at the neck.

Associations

Places England