Object Title

Backplate

Backplate

Date

1600-1630

Object Number

III.2721

Provenance

Tower arsenal. Accessioned from Middle Flint Tower (1987).

Physical Description

Furnished with a pair of shoulder straps reinforced with six plates, the last of which is pierced, in each case, with a keyhole slot. Also furnished with a waist belt. The surface of the backplate has been decorated with a rectangular pattern of vertical and horizontal file marks, to give a matt surface that was originally blackened.

Inscriptions and Marks

Struck inside the waist-flange with three triangular marks followed by two vertical lines.

Associations

Places Europe