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Backplate 1550-1570

One large central plate with small side plates under the arms and a separate culet of one plate. Overall blackened and rough from the hammer with raised bands at the center and sides, and recessed borders at the top, arms and bottom of the culet. Shoulder blades drawn out to relatively deep, rounded points. Top edge at the neck is straight - designed for use with a wide gorget with a straight lower edge at the back. This shape is indicative of a date early in the second half of the 16th c.


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