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Tower arsenal. Bowyer Tower AC 2 (1988)

Physical Description

The skull is made in two pieces joined in a low comb terminating above the edge. The main edge has a plain inward turn bordered by five lining rivets one flush, the others round headed with square internal washers) and two rivets of the latter type at either side for the cheekpieces. The neckguard flares to the neck with a medial point, and is embossed to simulate three lames. It is attached to the skull by a rivet at either side. The main edge has a plain inward turn bordered originally by nine rivets of the latter type of which two are missing, the central hole being fitted with two copper washers. The peak is flat, rounded and pointed at the front. It has a level flange embossed for the comb and pivoted to the skull in extensions at either side. A triple bar faceguard is attached, made of rectangular section bars and with an equal curled finial at the base. The exterior is bright. The neckguard is decorated by five scored vertical lines.


Dimensions: Skull Width: 18.5 cm ( 7.3 in), Skull Depth: 23.8 cm ( 9.4 in), Overall Depth: 38.5 cm ( 15.2 in), Face-guard Height: 21.2 cm ( 8.4 in) Weight: 1.575 kg ( 3 lb 7.5 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Struck on the peak B for the maker, Edmund Bunnion. Inside the peak, skull and neckguard are groups of seven tiny wedge-shaped construction marks.


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