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Collar: HEN.M.21C-1933

Object information

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Production: Unknown




'Almain' collar, for light field use. Formed of a collar of a single plate front and rear, and a pair of integral spaudlers each of five lames. The front and rear plates of the collar are each flanged upwards at the neck-opening, where they have plain inward turns. The lower edge of the rear plate is slightly convex. The lower edge of the medially-ridged front plate descends to a fairly acute point at its centre, and a low cusp at each side. The front and rear plates are connected to one another by a round-headed rivet at the left side, and fastened by a mushroom-shaped stud and keyhole-slot at the right side. Attached within each side of the collar by three modern internal leathers, is a spaudler formed of five downward-overlapping lames of which the second is shaped to the point of the shoulder, and the fifth has a plain inward turn at its sloping lower edge. The lames are connected to one another by modern round-headed rivets with square internal washers at their rear ends, and by modern internal leathers at their front ends. The leathers are a continuation of the front two that connect each spaudler to the collar. Riveted at the front and rear ends, respectively, of the fifth lame of each spaudler is a single-ended, tongued iron buckle and the remains of a leather strap that would have fastened around the inside of the arm. Part of the incomplete half-armour HEN.M.21A-C-1933.


History note: Mr James Stewart Henderson of 'Abbotsford', Downs Road, St Helen's Park, Hastings, Sussex.

Legal notes

J.S. Henderson Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 16.0 cm
Height: 34.0 cm
Weight: 2.25 kg
Width: 56.0 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1933-03-16) by Henderson, James Stewart


17th Century, Early#
Production date: circa AD 1620


The collar has a 'black from the hammer' finish that has been rubbed through to bright metal at some points.

Components of the work

Internal Leathers composed of leather ( modern)
Strap composed of leather ( remains of)
Buckles composed of iron (metal)
Front Plate

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Hammering : Formed of a collar of a single plate front (medially-ridged) and rear, and a pair of integral spaudlers each of five lames; hammered, shaped, riveted

Identification numbers

Accession number: HEN.M.21C-1933
Primary reference Number: 18076
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 8 January 2016 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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