Object Title

Harquebusier's backplate

Harquebusier's backplate

Date

1650

Object Number

II.225

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 pierced suspension hole, that at the left broken out. The neck edge is damaged, and there are two cracks in the waist edge.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 368 mm, width 345 mm Weight: 1950 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped at the neck combined AN for the maker. Inside the flange is a construction mark, III.

Associations

Places England

Notes

VALUED AS A WHOLE