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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 left and terminating a little above its lower edge where it is riveted on the inside rear. The main edge has a plain inward turn and were bordered by ten lining rivets of which four remain. A one piece neckguard, embossed to simulate three lames is attached to the skull by a rivet at either side of which the left is modern. It flares out slightly to its obtusely pointed end. Its main edge has plain inward turns bordered by seven modern lining rivets. At the centre towards the upper edge are two small holes of the indeterminate function. A peak is attached to the skull by a modern 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 made of bars of rectangular section, welded together at the base to form a curled finial. It is bright on the outside and painted black inside. On the right side of the skull is a near ancient repair.


Dimensions: Skull Width: 19.2 cm ( 7.6 in), Skull Depth: 23.2 cm ( 9.1 in), Overall Depth: 36.9 cm ( 14.5 in), Face-guard Height: 19.0 cm ( 7.5 in) Weight: 1.965 kg ( 4 lb 9.25 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

On the peak is a makers mark, IL for Isaac Leot. On the inside of the peak is IIIIIIXXX. Similar marks seem to be on the inside of the neckguard. None visible inside the skull.


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