Associated with breastplate HAM# 144.C. Black-painted steel. Part of a pair with HAM# 144.E. Apparently restored, of form for heavy infantry armor, ca. 1620-30. It is trapezoidal, with rounded basal corners & embossed to simulate 5 lames, with false rivets & 2 (old) buckles at top.
Armor incorrectly numbered HAM 476 & once assigned temp. number 476-A. Type of material suggests that it is possibly ex-Dean, or from a period sale containing much munitions armor, such as that of the Archduke Eugen sale at Anderson Galleries in New York, 1927.(WJK)