Object Title

Couter

Couter

Date

1565-1585

Object Number

III.3376

Provenance

Bowyer Tower,AS 50, 1990.

Physical Description

Made in one piece, and closed at rear by an inward overlapping joint secured by two externally flush rivets. It is shaped to the elbow, expands into a heart-shaped wing at the front, and has a pucker where it curves round the inside of the arm. The upper and lower edges have roped, inward turns accompanied, on the wing, by a recessed border. A roped, transverse ridge, bordered above and below by V-shaped grooves, runs from behind the point of the elbow to the start of the pucker. It is broken through just in front of the point of the elbow. At the centre front is a pair of vertically aligned brass-capped, round-headed rivets with square, internal washers retaining fragments of the internal connecting-leather. Just behind the point of the elbow is an externally flush rivet with an external, square washer, for the attachment of a second internal connecting-leather, the upper and lower edges have been crudely pierced at the front and just behind the point of the elbow with small wiring-holes.
Painted black.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 122 mm (4.8 in.), Width: 194 mm (7.6 in.), Depth: 130 mm (5.1 in.) Weight: 0.26 kg (0 lb 9.25 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible. Painted just to the rear of the pucker with the number '198' in small white characters.

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