Object Title

Pikeman's pot

Pikeman's pot

Date

1640

Object Number

IV.1140

Provenance

Tower arsenal. Returned from Loan 13 to Dartmouth Castle, 23 September 1988

Physical Description

It has a hemispherical skull with an integral brim, and is of two piece construction, joined in a low comb. The main edge has a plain, inward turn with a recessed border now containing seventeen lining rivets. The base of the skull is encircled by sixteen lining rivets. There is a rivet and matching rivet hole at the rear of the skull for the missing plume holder. The comb is pierced with a suspension hole at the front, and there is another in the border at the right.

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped crowned IR and MM.

Associations

Places Netherlands