Summary

Portion of armour worn by Ned Kelly, circa 1880, made from a plough share. Section was possibly worn suspended from body armour, but it is uncertain as to where it is actually fitted.

Physical Description

Shoulder plate, manufactured from a rectangular sheet of metal, 5 mm thick. One side is semicircular in shape and the other two corners are rounded. The sides adjacent to the semicircular side are bent upwards to form a curved shape, reminiscent of a shovel head. Along the top edge, three circular holes are removed, to allow the shoulder plate to attach to the rest of the suit. The holes are 10 mm in diameter.

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