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Tower arsenal. Accessioned while on loan to Intelligence & Security Group (Volunteers) (Loan L53) Spring 1987.

Physical Description

The skull is made in two pieces joined in a low comb terminating above the edge at the front and rear. The edge is inwardly turned, and bordered by two round-headed lining rivets at either side with square washers retaining tabs of the leathers for the cheekpieces, between which is a decorative rivet at either side, and by four flush rivets across the front. The neckguard is embossed to simulate three lames. It flares to the neck and has a medial point. It is attached to the skull by a rivet at either side. The main edge is inwardly turned and bordered by nine lining rivets, mostly flush but two with square washers, retaining much of the original canvas lining band. The peak is flat with a medial point, and has a level flange embossed for the comb, and pivoted to the skull at either temple. A triple bar faceguard is attached, made of rectangular section bars with a finial at the base. fitted. There is a dent at the right of the skull, and the left arm of the flange of the peak is bent. It is covered in thick black paint. There are two drilled suspension holes at the front of the skull.


Dimensions: height over faceguard 310 mm, width 210 mm Weight: 1650 g

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.


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