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Collar: HEN.M.22B-1933

Object information

Awaiting location update


Production: Unknown (Probably)




A collar, for a pikeman, decorated with embossed and engraved bands and chevrons. The collar is formed of a single plate front and rear, each flanged upwards at the neck-opening. The rear plate has a nearly straight lower edge that descends to a very obtuse point at its centre, while the deeper front plate descends to a fairly acute point at its centre, and obtuse points at each side. The two plates are connected to one another at the left shoulder by a modern round-headed rivet, and were originally fastened to one another at the right shoulder by a mushroom-shaped stud and a keyhole-slot. Since the stud is broken off, the plates have been rigidly riveted to one another by a modern round-headed rivet. The left end of the front plate is damaged by corrosion.
The main edges of the armour have plain inward turns. The armour is decorated with multiple bands and borders of 'terraced' form that project inwards at intervals as chevrons. The bands are emphasised by single and pairs of incised lines. The armour is decorated with borders and lines of brass-capped rivets, most of which serve as lining-rivets. Part of the pikeman's armour HEN.M.22A-E-1933.


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

Legal notes

J.S. Henderson Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 28.0 cm
Height: 19.2 cm
Weight: 0.99 kg
Width: 33.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century, Early#
Production date: AD 1630


England; probably Greenwich

The armour is heavily pitted and patinated overall. It may originally have been either bright or blued.

Components of the work

Rivet Caps composed of brass (alloy)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Hammering : The collar is formed of a single plate front and rear, each flanged upwards at the neck-opening; hammered, shaped, riveted, decorated with embossed and engraved bands and chevrons

Identification numbers

Accession number: HEN.M.22B-1933
Primary reference Number: 18083
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 30 June 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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