Object Title

Backplate

Backplate

Date

1570

Object Number

III.2558

Provenance

Re-accessioned from Middle Flint Tower, 1987. Probably from one of the armours formerly on loan 7 to Dover Castle (II.53-62) from Malta, 1826.

Physical Description

With roped turns at the neck, arm-holes and waist-flange. furnished with a waist-strap secured by two rivets and rosette washers. Decorated with a pair of volutes, with roped ribs approximately 1 in. from the armholes, and with a single incised line down the centre of the back. Bright and patinated.

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places Italy