Object Title

Couter

Couter

Date

1570-1590

Object Number

III.3377

Provenance

Bowyer Tower,AS 50, 1990.

Physical Description

Made in one piece,and closed at the 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 the inside of the arm. The upper and lower 3edges have file-roped inward turns accompanied, on the wing, by recessed borders. A file-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. At the centre front is a vertically aligned pair of externally flush rivets, one of which is fitted with a square, external washer. The rivets retain a fragment of the internal connecting-leather. At the centre rear is a further externally flush rivet fitted with a circular, external washer. This rivet retains a fragment 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 later wiring-holes.
Russet with some bright, but patinated, areas.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 135 mm (5.3 in.), Width: 185 mm (7.3 in.), Depth: 126 mm (5.0 in.) Weight: 0.27 kg (0 lb 9.5 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

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