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Returned from Dover Castle loan, 1989.

Physical Description

Its skull is made in two halves joined in a low, medial comb, turned to the left and terminating a little above its lower edge. The main edge has a plain, inward turn, bordered by seven lining-rivets of which two at each, fitted with square internal washers, also retained the missing cheekpieces. Attatched to the skull by a rivet with a square internal washer at either side, is a one-piece neck-guard, embossed to simulate three lames, which flares very slightly to its obtusely-pointed end. Its main edge has a plain, inward turn, bordered by seven round-headed lining rivets of which all but the left one retain square internal washers. The lower edge is crudely pierced with three large suspension holes: two at the centre, and one at the right. Attatched to the skull by a pivot at each side is a slightly rounded, centrally-pointed peak with a plain, inward-turned main edge. Its upward-flanged rear edge, forming the arms of the peak, is shaped to the skull and the base of the comb. Riveted to the rear of the peak proper is a triple-bar face-guard made of bars and a rectangular section, welded together at the base to form a downward-projecting finial. Painted black.


Dimensions: Skull width: 19.3 cm ( 7.6 in), Skull depth: 23.5 cm ( 9.2 in), Overall depth: 38.0 cm ( 15.0 in), Face-guard height: 19.5 cm ( 7.6 in) Weight: 1.62 kg ( 3 lb 9 oz)

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None visible.


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