Object Title

Gorget

Gorget

Date

1571-1599

Object Number

III.2725

Provenance

Old Tower collection. Accessioned from Middle Flint Tower (1987). Formerly part of II.2 (1896, II.27, 1859, II.1)

Physical Description

Composed of a main plate with two lames above at the front and the rear. The upper lames are hinged at the left and fastened at the right by a spring catch. The top edge has a roped, inward turn. The subsidiary edge of the front main plate is bordered by a row of punched dots. There are two holes at the centre front base.

Inscriptions and Marks

Inside each plate, except for the upper front, nine V-shaped nicks. Painted inside in white 3.0 (the weight in lb) and 2/27, and in red TOWER OF LONDON ARMOURIES.

Associations

Places Germany