- Museum number
Almain collar comprising a gorget formed of a main plate and three plates above, front and rear (the lower two of these at the rear have become detached and are numbered 1961,0202.30b) and spaudlers of seven lames. The main plates of the gorget are riveted together at the left and fastened with a mushroom-headed stud and keyhole slot at the right, the upper lames of the gorget are hinged at the left and fastened with a sprung stud at the right.The gorget plates are articulated together by three leathers at the front and rear, all of which are completely broken except for the centre front one. The spaudler lames, which overlap downwards are articulated by sliding rivets at the rear and by leathers at the centre and front, the lower plates have roped, inward turns with recessed borders at their lower edges and their original leather straps and decorative iron buckles at the bottom. The leathers continue from the spaudlers onto the main gorget plates with additional short leathers at the rear. The leathers down the centres of either spaudler are original and undamaged, those at the front, replacements, almost completely broken and degraded. Painted IV inside. The exterior is bright but patinated.
- Production date
- 1570 (circa)
Height: 27 centimetres
Width: 77 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The painted number inside is probably its arsenal number.Part of a munition half-armour with rest of 1961, 0202.30 a-e.
Comment and object description by T. Richardson, Royal Armouries (February 2008)
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: AL116/42 (Royal Armouries)