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Bowyer Tower AC 2 (1988) Formerly on loan to Carisbrook Castle.

Physical Description

The skull is made in two pieces joined in a low comb turned to the right and terminating above the edge where they are riveted. The main edge has a plain inward turn bordered by seven lining rivets, one flush, the rest round headed with square internal washers, retaining leather fragments, at either side for the cheekpieces; between the latter is an additional lining rivet, with a double length washer at the right, and lacking a washer at the left. The neckguard is attached by a rivet at either side. It flares to the neck with a medial point, and is embossed to simulate three lames. The main edge has a plain inward turn, bordered by nine rivets of the latter type, of which one is missing, retaining fragments of the lining band. The peak is rounded with a medial point and a level flange embossed for the comb and pivoted to the skull in an extension at either side. The main edge has a plain, inward turn. A triple bar faceguard is attached, made of rectangular section bars with a blunt finial at the base. The side bars have internal and external washers. It is painted black. There is a hole at the centre of the peak, which is mangled at the left. The skull is generally battered, with a small hole at the right and a crack at the right rear. The neckguard is damaged at the left and slightly at the right, and has a suspension hole at the rear.


Dimensions: Skull Width: 19.5 cm ( 7.7 in), Skull Depth: 25.0 cm ( 9.9 in), Overall Depth: 41.0 cm ( 16.2 in), Face-guard Height: 21.3 cm ( 8.4 in) Weight: 1.365 kg ( 3 lb 0.25 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.


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