Object Title

Armet

Armet

Date

1610

Object Number

IV.46

Provenance

Old Tower collection.

Physical Description

Skull of one piece. Embossed with a shallow and broard comb. The brow is decorated with double incised lines. the right side of the visor is pierced with breathing holes. Bright.

Dimensions

Weight: 3.01 kg

Inscriptions and Marks

none. The upper bevor is marked VI beside the missing catch retaining spring; and beside and on the catch V. The skull is marked VIII beside the visor-retaining spring at the right. The right cheekpiece is marked III and I beside the spring. Painted inside the skull 6 lb 11 oz; 149; and 46.

Bibliographic References

Claude Blair, European Armour, B.T. Batsford Ltd., London, 1958, p.204-5, fig.128.

A.R. Dufty and W. Reid, European Armour in the Tower of London, 1968, plate XCV (as II.78 wrongly)

J.G. Mann, Exhibition of Armour made in the Royal Workshops at Greenwich, H.M. Tower of London, 22 May-29 September, 1951. Cat No.48

Notes

Displayed with II.86;