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Collar: HEN.M.124-1933

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Collar for wear by an harquebusier over a buff coat. Formed of a single plate front and rear. The front plate is approximately twice as deep as the rear plate. The sides of both plates curve down to an obtuse central point. The neck-opening of the collar is narrow and flanged upwards at the rear. The neck-opening is cracked at the right of centre of the front plate. The front and rear plates were originally joined to one another at the left side by a rivet that is now missing, and fastened to one another at the right side by a mushroom-shaped stud and a keyhole-slot. The main edges of the collar have plain inward turns, and each of its plates is decorated with a plain medial rib. The turns and ribs are bordered by later (?) round-headed rivets of brass. Each side of the front plate is decorated with a large, punched flowerhead within a circle.


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

Legal notes

J.S. Henderson Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century, Mid#
Circa 1630 - 1640


The collar is heavily pitted and patinated. It may originally have been bright or blued.

Components of the work

Rear Plate Depth 11.0 cm Height 21.8 cm Weight 0.85 kg Width 30.0 cm
Front Plate Depth 6.8 cm Height 40.2 cm Weight 1.36 kg Width 30.3 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Hammered : Formed of a single plate front and rear; hammered, shaped, riveted, with ribbed and punched decoration

Identification numbers

Accession number: HEN.M.124-1933
Primary reference Number: 18605
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 11 August 2015 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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