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Bowyer Tower Bay 7 (1988)

Physical Description

The skull is made in two pieces, joined in a low medial comb turned to the right and terminating above the edge. The main edge has a plain inward turn bordered by four flush lining rivets, and three round headed rivets at either side, with square internal washers retaining large fragments of leathers for the cheekpieces; one rivet at the left is missing. The neckguard is attached by a rivet at either side. It flares to the neck, has a slight medial point, and is embossed to simulate four lames. The main edge has a plain, inward turn with a sunken border containing thirteen round headed lining rivets with square washers. At the centre is a row of decorative rivets terminating in a triangle at the base. The peak is rounded with a medial point, and a level flange embossed for the comb and extended at either side where it is pivoted to the skull. The main edge has a plain inward turn retangular section bars with a slightly curled finial at the base. It bears traces of black pain, and is russet. The skull is dented and the left bare of the faceguard is loose, while the right bar has internal and external washers. There is a paint filled suspension hole at the rear of the neckguard.


Dimensions: Skull Width: 18.4 cm ( 7.2 in), Skull Depth: 23.5 cm ( 9.2 in), Overall Depth: 43.2 cm ( 17.0 in), Face-guard Height: 19.0 cm ( 7.5 in) Weight: 1.34 kg ( 2 lb 15 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.


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