Object Title

Spanish morion

Spanish morion

Date

1575-1585

Object Number

IV.1322

Provenance

Bowyer Tower AS 74 (1989)

Physical Description

It has a wide one piece almond shaped skull with a short backward turned stalk at its apex and a narrow integral brim swept down at the sides and rising to a pronounced point at the front and rear. The brim has a strongly file roped inward turned main edge accompanied by a narrow recessed border. The base of the skull is encircled by twelve holes for the missing lining rivets. Low at the rear of the skull are two holes for the attachment of the missing plume holder. It is bright on thre outside and painted black on the inside. At the front, rear and each side of the brim are four suspension holes, that at the rear has been enlarged.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall width: 24.0 cm ( 9.5 in), Overall depth: 38.8 cm ( 15.2 in), Skull width: 18.5 cm ( 9.3 in), Skull depth: 21.2 cm ( 8.3 in) Weight: 1.205 kg ( 2 lb 10.5 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Inside the skull are chalked some marks, of which only 'No.2' is legible.

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