Object Title

Plate

Plate

Date

about 1500

Object Number

III.1144

Provenance

Transfered from the Rotunda Museum of Artillery, Woolwich, 1927. From Rhodes, acquired by Sir J Lefroy 1867.

Physical Description

Of indeterminate use, conceivably some sort of shoulder defence. It has a flat lower edge, a straight front edge, an asymmetrical curve over the top and rear, cut with six facets, each embossed as a flat crescentic panel, and is slightly rounded in section. The upper edge is pierced near the centre with two holes, and the lower edge with one at the front, centre and near the rear.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 119 mm, width 90 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

None. Inside is painted 140 in Black.

Associations

Bibliographic References

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, London, 1874: 140, no.2360

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1889: 150, no. 16.294 (as part of a gorget)

W J Karcheski Jr and T Richardson, The medieval armour from Rhodes, Leeds, Royal Armouries 2000: no. 7.9