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Bowyer Tower AC (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 and riveted at the inside front. The main edge has a plain inward turn and was originally bordered by ten lining rivets of which the rear two have been used to attach the associated neckguard; one neckguard rivet hole remains at the left, the lower edge being broken away at the right. The one piece neckguard; embossed to simulate three lames has a single incised line decoration on its upper edge. It flares out slightly. Its main edge has plain inward turns bordered by eight lining rivets with square internal washers of which the upper right one is missing. The central main edge which probably had a ninth rivet is broken away. There is a large suspension hole above it. There are three columns of decorative rivets arranged symmetrically, six at the centre of which one is missing and three at either side of which one at the left is missing. 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. Riveted to the rear of the peak is a triple bar faceguard, the centre and right bars with external square washers. The bars are of rectangular section, welded together at the base to form a straight finial. It is painted black overall. At the front right main edge of the skull a rivet hole is damaged, and at the left side are two suspension holes.


Dimensions: Skull Width: 18.5 cm ( 7.3 in), Skull Depth: 24.2 cm ( 9.5 in), Overall Depth: 35.4 cm ( 13.9 in), Face-guard Height: 18.5 cm ( 7.3 in) Weight: 1.445 kg ( 3 lb 2.75 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.


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