Object Title

Left pauldron

Left pauldron



Object Number



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

Physical Description

It is made of three lames. The main plate is large and rounded, overlapping the lames above and below, with a full-length medial ridge. The front edge has a central triangular flange. There is no sign that the plate has been trimmed at the rear. At the centre is a pair of flush rivets for an internal leather.

The upper lame is crescent-shaped, with an inwardly turned main edge. It is articulated by a rivet at either side. It is pierced at the centre of the upper edge for arming points, and on the medial ridge with a rivet hole for the internal leather.

The lower lame is of even depth. It is articulated to the main lame by a sliding rivet in a round lobed terminal at either side, and has two flush rivets at its upper centre for the internal leather. At the upper front and rear are another two flush rivets, possibly for leathers. The lower edge is pierced at either side for articulation of the missing lower lames.

The upper edge of the lower lame is corroded. All of the rivets are modern.


Dimensions: Height 181 mm, width 201 mm, depth 90 mm Weight: 565 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped a thte front of the main plate is the rotunda number MA 2330


Bibliographic References

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1874: 140, MA 2330.

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1889: 150, no. 16.269.

W J Karcheski Jr and T Richardson, The medieval armour from Rhodes, Leeds, Royal Armouries 2000: no. 9.2