Object Title

Harquebusier's backplate

Harquebusier's backplate

Date

1649-1654

Object Number

II.362 C

Provenance

Tower arsenal.

Physical Description

The backplate is for a harquebusier, made 1649-54. It has a raised neck and a narrow flange at the waist. The main edges including the flange have plain inward turns. At either shoulder is a restored pikeman's shoulder strap and two additional rivet holes at the right, and three at the left. At either side is a restored waist strap.

Dimensions

BackplateHeight392mm
BackplateWidth350mm

Inscriptions and Marks

The backplate is stamped large RB and helmeted A.

Associations

Places England