Object Title

Harquebusier's backplate

Harquebusier's backplate

Date

1650

Object Number

II.224

Provenance

Tower arsenal. Formerly at Dover Castle.

Physical Description

It has a raised neck, rounded shoulders and a flange at the waist. The neck arm and flange edges have plain inward turns. At either shoulder is a modern shoulder strap with modern scales. At either side of the waist is a modern waist strap and buckle. The exterior is painted black over pink undercoat. At either shoulder is a pair of pierced suspension holes. There is a large lamination crack inside.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 380 mm, width 330 mm Weight: 1850 g

Component parts

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped with the cross of St George, helmeted A and TD.

Associations

Places England

Notes

VALUED AS A WHOLE