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Bowyer Tower AC 2 (1988)

Physical Description

The skull is made in two pieces joined in a low comb turned to the right and terminating well above the edge, where the pieces are riveted. The main edge has a plain, inward turn bordered by six flush lining rivets retaining most of the canvas lining band, which passes also under three round headed rivets with square intaernal washers at either side for the missing cheekpieces. The latter retain a large single piece of leather at the right, and three fragments at the left. The neckguard is attached by a rivet at either side. It flares to the neck, has a sharp medial point and is embossed to simulate three lames. Its main edge has a plain, inward turn with a sunken border containing nine flush lining rivets. The peak is swept downwards. It is rounded with a sharp medial point and a sloping flange which is level, embossed for the comb, and is extended at either side where it is pivoted to the skull. The main edge has a plain inward turn with a sunken border. A triple bar faceguard is attached, made of bars of rectangular section with a thin, slightly curled finial at the base. Each bar has a hefty external washer. It is coated with thick black paint, and the comb shows traces of gold paint. There is a large suspension hole pierced in the rear of the neckguard. The faceguard is loose.


Dimensions: Skull Width: 19.4 cm ( 7.6 in), Skull Depth: 23.3 cm ( 9.2 in), Overall Depth: 39.3 cm ( 15.5 in), Face-guard Height: 19.6 cm ( 7.7 in) Weight: 2.465 kg ( 5 lb 7 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible. Groups of three wedge-shaped construction marks can just be descried inside the neckguard and skull.


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