Object Title

Pikeman's pot

Pikeman's pot

Date

1635

Object Number

IV.217

Provenance

Tower Arsenal. In the vaults, bay two, Top row, no.9 (1985)

Physical Description

The helmet is made in two parts, joined by rivets at thebrim and in a low comb, which widen at the crown, over the bowl. The brim is broard and curves down at either side. The main edge is inwardly turned over wire with a sunken border originally containing Thirty-four brass liningrivets with square internal washers, of which one is missing. The bowl is bordered at the brim and comb by double incised lines either side of the rivets, and at the brim by twenty brass lining rivets, of which none at the rightand none at the left have square internal washers. At the rear a plume holder is missing. It was originally attached by two rivets, now replaced by modern ones. Missing cheekpieces. The brim is patched at the rear and the rolling is damaged. the outside is bright, the inside painted black.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 220 mm, width 320 mm, depth 435 mm, bowl 230 x 206 mm, border 15 mm Weight: 1.32 kg

Component parts

Inscriptions and Marks

They are illegible, possibly a modern arrow. London Armourers Co. Mark.

Associations

Places England

Notes

the rivets are brass plated steel.