Object Title

Pikeman's pot

Pikeman's pot



Object Number



Bowyer Tower A.C.3 (1988)

Physical Description

It has a high, hemispherical skull, with a narrow, integral brim, turned down at the sides. It is made in two halves, joined at the skull in a low, medial comb, and at the brim with rivets. The comb, which increases slightly in height at its apex, is turned to the right, while its brims has a plain inward turn accompanied by a recessed border containing eighteen round headed lining rivets with square, internal washers. The base of the skull is encircled by fourteen round headed rivets of which two on each side have square, internal washers retaining fragments of the connecting leathers for the missing cheekpieces. At the nape are a pair of rivet holes for attaching the missing plume holder. The front of the brim has been crudely pierced with a later suspension hole. Bright but pitted.


Dimensions: Overall width: 26.1 cm ( 10.3 in), Overall depth: 25.5 cm ( 14.0 in), Skull width: 17.5 cm ( 6.9 in), Skull depth: 21.0 cm ( 8.3 in) Weight: 1.56 kg ( 3 lb 7 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Struck on the left of the brim, a little rear of centre, with an indistinct mark, probably the crowned IR cypher of James II.


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