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Tower arsenal. Accessioned from 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 retained by a rivet on the inside at the rear. The main edge has a plain inward turn and is bordered by eleven lining rivets of which two at each side, for the missing cheekpieces, have internal square washers. A one piece neckguard, embossed to simulate three lames is attached to the skull by a rivet at the left, and was by a nut and bolt at the right, but it is now broken away. It flares out slightly to its obtusely pointed end. Its main edge has plain inward turns bordered by seven lining rivets of which the central one is missing. A peak is attached to the skull by a pivot at either side. It is medially pointed with plain inward turned edges accompanied by a sunken border. Its upward flanged rear edge forming the arms of the peak is shaped to the skull and base of the comb. Rivetted to the rear of the peak is a triple bar faceguard made of rectangular section, welded together at the base to form a straight finial. It was painted black overall but has been cleaned on the outside. At the right side of the neckguard a piece of wire, over which the main edge was turned , has broken away.


Dimensions: Skull Width: 19.6 cm ( 7.7 in), Skull Depth: 22.8 cm ( 8.9 in), Overall Depth: 39.5 cm ( 15.5 in), Face-guard Height: 20.2 cm ( 7.9 in) Weight: 1.585 kg ( 3 lb 8 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Punched with a combined AN for the maker.


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