Object Title

Backplate

Backplate

Date

1570

Object Number

III.2617

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

Roped inward turns. Embossed with spiral volutes. Single incised line down centre of back. At each shoulder is a replacement buckle. Bright.

Inscriptions and Marks

None. Inscribed 'suit 2'

Associations

Places Italy

Notes

Probably from one of the Dover Loan armours, together with the morion, IV.1062; Breast,III.2615; Gorget III.2616; and Tassets, III.2653-54.