Object Title

Pikeman's pot

Pikeman's pot



Object Number



Bowyer Tower AS 73 (1988)

Physical Description

It has a high, hemisapherical skull with a fairly 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 the brim has a plain inward turn accompanied by a recessed border originally containing twenty round headed lining rivets with square, internal washers, of which the front and second from the front ones on trhe ledft are missing, and of which the fourth from the front on the left, and the second from front on the right lack their 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. Attached by a pair of rivets at the nape is a large tapering iron plume holder with a hole at each side, and constricted, obtusely pointed arms. A large, crude suspension hole has been pierced at the front of the brim, and a small one at the rear. The right of the brim has been badly bent in, while the right of the skull has suffered some denting. Painted black.


Dimensions: Overall height: cm ( in), Overall width: 24.8 cm ( 9.8 in), Overall depth: 36.0 cm ( 14.2 in), Skull width: 18.2 cm ( 7.1 in), Skull depth: 23.0 cm ( 9.0 in) Weight: 1.28 kg ( 2 lb 13 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

The right border of the brim is deeply struck with an indistinct mark, probably the crowned IR cypher of James II.


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