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Tower arsenal. Accessioned from Bowyer Tower AC 2 (1988).

Physical Description

The skull is made in two pieces joined in a low comb, turned to the left and terminating above the edge where it is riveted, though the front rivet is missing. The main edge has a plain, inward turn bordered by four flush lining rivets, and two round headed rivets, with square internal washers retaining fragments of leathers, at either side for the missing cheekpieces. The neckguard is attached by a rivet at either side. It flares to the neck, has a plain, inward turn bordered by seven round headed lining rivets with square internal washers. The peak is rounded with a medial point and a level flange embossed for the comb extended at either side where it is pivoted to the skull. The main edge has a plain inward turn. A triple bar faceguard is attached, towards the rear, made of rectangular section bars, with a curled finial at the base. It is painted black. There are working life repairs at the left of the neckguard, one rivet of which is missing and front left of the skull, and a modern repair at the left of the peak.


Dimensions: Skull Width: 18.8 cm ( 7.4 in), Skull Depth: 24.4 cm ( 9.6 in), Overall Depth: 41.0 cm ( 16.2 in), Face-guard Height: 17.5 cm ( 6.8 in) Weight: 1.175 kg ( 2 lb 9.5 oz)

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Places England