Object Title

Right tasset

Right tasset



Object Number



Tower arsenal. Accessioned from Bowyer Tower AS 54 (1989).

Physical Description

It is narrow, with a slight medial ridge, formed of nine upward overlapping lames, widening towards the lower end, and cut away at the crotch. The upper lame has a small step at its inner edge. The upper and lower edges have roped inward turns and the side edges have file roped partial turns, with recessed borders at the side and lower edges. The subsidiary edges are decorated by double incised lines. The lames are joined to one another by internal leathers at the centre and at the inside and by round-headed rivets with crudely shaped washers at the outside. The single column of rivets of the central leather have flat, circular heads and are hidden under the overlaps of the lames. The single columns of rivets at the inside and outside now pass through construction holes formerly occupied by dummy rivets, thereby securing the lames to one another rigidly. Five round-headed lining rivets border the lower edge and two pairs of decorative round-headed rivets are placed at the centre and at the inside edge of the lower lame. One rivet hole for a lining rivet borders the inside edges of the second, fourth, fifth and seventh lames. The outside edges of the first, fourth and sixth lames are also pierced with one rivet hole from which the lining rivet is now missing. Attached to the lower edge of the uppermost lame are three D-shaped, double-ended iron buckles with rectangular hasps. At either end of the upper lame's upper edge is a crudely pierced suspension hole. A later small hole is pierced to the left of the inside rivet of the second lame. A large internal patch is riveted to the back of the fourth lame. Part of the roped turn at the lower outside edge is broken away. The sides of the four lames are also slightly damaged. Bright.


Dimensions: Height 237 mm (9 5/6 in), width 230 mm (9 1/16 in.) Weight: 560 g (1 lb 3 oz)

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