Object Title

Couter

Couter

Date

1570

Object Number

III.3456

Provenance

Bowyer Tower, AS. 5 (1990).

Physical Description

Made in one piece and closed at the rear with an inward overlapping joint secured by two 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 chisel-roped inward turns, with recessed borsers on the wing and at the inside rear. A roped 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 rivet holes for the attachment of the connecting leather; one contains a modern rivet. Behind the centre rear is a rivet hole for the other connecting leather, also containing a modern rivet.
The upper and lower edges are crudely pierced with later wiring holes. The outside is bright but patinated.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 132 mm (5.2 in), Width: 176 mm (7.0 in), Depth: 132 mm (5.3 in) Weight: 0.31kg (10 3/4oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

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