Object Title

Pikeman's right tasset

Pikeman's right tasset



Object Number



Tower arsenal. Accessioned from Bowyer Tower AS 59 (1989).

Physical Description

It is of large trapezoidal form, made in one piece, and embossed to simulate six lames. The sides and lower edge have a plain, inward turns accompanied by a recessed border containing seventeen round-headed brass rivets with circular washers retaining much of the canvas lining band. The tasset is decorated with three columns of round headed brass rivets; each column formed of a single rivet at the upper edge of each simulated lame, except the last, which has three at the base. A considerable part of the upper edge is missing. At either side of the centre is a rivet hole, and above the inner one, the remains of a horizontal pair of holes, for the attachment of the missing hinged hasps. It is painted black.


Dimensions: Height 304 mm (12.0 in.), width 405 mm (16 in.) Weight: 1.04 g (2 lb 4 ? oz)

Inscriptions and Marks



Places England