Object Title

Visor

Visor

Date

1400

Object Number

IV.751

Provenance

From Pevensey Castle, Kent found 13 December 1933; transferred from the Department of Ancient Monuments 1981.

Physical Description

Made from a single plate. It has a deep pointed snout with a slight medial keel. Corroded and fragile. Bright orange after conservation.

Featured in

Hundred Years War

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 21.6 cm ( 8.5 in), Depth: 18.0 cm ( 7.1 in) Weight: 0.650 kg ( 1 lb 7 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

none

Bibliographic References

J.G. Mann 'The Visor of a Fourteenth Century Bascinet found at Pevency Castle', The Antiquaries Journal, vol.XVI (1936) pp.412-419. ill

C. Paggiarino, The Royal Armouries, masterpieces of medieval and renaissance arms and armour, Milan, 2011, volume 1

Notes

The visor was found in a drain lined with ashlar, at Pevency Castle, which runs out from the eastward side to carry the effluent of the latrines to the sea'. It was found in five pieces, one of which was the point of the snout, and restored by H.M. Office of Works.


Valued with helmet IV.444