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Tower arsenal. Bowyer Tower AC 2, 1988.

Physical Description

Its skull is made in two halves joined in a low, medial comb turned to the right and terminating a little above its lower edge where it is riveted on the inside. The main edge has a plain inward turn and is bordered by thirteen lining rivets of which three at each side with internal square washers, also retain fragments of the connecting leathers for the missing cheekpieces. A one piece neckguard, embossed to simulate three lames is attached to the skull by a rivet at either side. It flares out slightly to its obtusely pointed end. Its main edge has plain inward turns bordered by eleven lining rivets. Above the central rivet is a small hole, probably for suspension. A peak is attached to the skull by a pivot at either side. It is medially pointed with plain inward turned edges. Its upward flanged rear edge forming the arms of the peak is shaped to the skull and base of the comb. Towards the rear of the p[eak, three rivet holes for the attachment of the missing faceguard have been filled. It is bright.


Dimensions: Skull Width: 20.0 cm ( 7.9 in), Skull Depth: 22.9 cm ( 8.9 in), Overall Depth: 36.8 cm ( 14.4 in), Face-guard Height: missing. Weight: 1.340 kg ( 2 lb 15.25 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

At the right of the peak is a makers mark AT. Inside skull, peak and neckguard are construction marks, +111111+ twice.


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