Object Title

Pot

Pot

Date

1650

Object Number

IV.1165

Provenance

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. The main edge has a plain, inwards turn, bordered by nine lining rivets of which two on each side are, or were, fitted with square, internal washers, retaining fragments of the connecting leathers for the missing cheekpieces. Attached to the skull by a rivet at each side is a one piece neckguard, embossed to simulate three lames, which flares slightly to its obtusely pointed end. Its main edge has a plain, inward turn, originally bordered by seven lining rivets, of which the middle one has later been removed to create a suspension hole. Attached to the skull by a pivot at each side is a slightly to its obtusely pointed end. Its main edge has a plain, inward turn, originally bordered by seven lining rivets, of which the middle one has later been removed to create a large suspension hole. Attached to the skull by a pivot at either side is a slightly rounded, centrally pointed peak with a plain, inward turned main edge. Its upward flanged rear edge, forming the arms of a peak, is shaped to the skull and base of the comb. Riveted to the rear of the peak proper is a triple bar face guard made of bars of a rectangular section, welded together at the base to form a downward projecting finial with an outwatrd turned end. Russet colour with remains of black paint. The inside of the peak shows traces of bands of incised cabling, suggesting that it was made from an older piece of armour.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Skull Width: 18.6 cm ( 7.3 in), Skull Depth: 24.4 cm ( 9.6 in), Overall Depth: 41.5 cm ( 16.3 in), Face-guard Height: 21.7 cm ( 8.6 in) Weight: 1.67 kg ( 3 lb 10.75 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Struck inside the centre of the peak with a group of three, and a group of five triangular marks.

Associations

Places England