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Bowyer Tower Bay 7 (1988)

Physical Description

The skull is made in two pieces joined in a low comb turned to the right and terminating above the edge, where the pieces are riveted. The main edge has a plain inward turn, bordered originally by five flush rivets of which two survive, and by two round headed rivets, with square washers retaining leather fragments, at either side for the cheekpieces. The associated neckguard is attached by a nut and bolt at either side. The original rivet hole at the left is to the rear of the bolt, and the corresponding location is broken out to the right. The neckguard flares to the neck, has a medial point, and is embossed with a sunken border containing originally seven round headed lining rivets with square washers, of which the central one is missing and two have lost their washers. At the centre and at either side is a row of decorative rivets terminating in a triangle at the base. The upper edges of the embossed lames are bordered by single incised lines. The peak is flat and rounded with a medial point, and a flange which is embossed for the comb and swept up in an extension at either side, where it is pivoted to the skull. The main edge has a plain inward turn. A triple bar faceguard is attached, made of rectangular section bars terminating in a point at the base. The centre base is detached. It is painted black. There is a hole at the left of the skull. The lower right of the neckguard is damaged.


Dimensions: Skull Width: 19.1 cm ( 7.5 in), Skull Depth: 24.1 cm ( 9.5 in), Overall Depth: 39.5 cm ( 15.6 in), Face-guard Height: 21.0 cm ( 8.3 in) Weight: 1.56 kg ( 3 lb 7 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

There is an illegible mark on the peak.


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