Object Title

Pikeman's pot

Pikeman's pot



Object Number



Bowyer Tower AC3 (1988)

Physical Description

It has a high, hemispherical skull with an integral brim turned down at either side. It is made in two pieces joined in a low comb, expanding to the centre and turned to the right, and riveted at the brim. The main edge has a plain, inward turn with a broad sunken border probably containing originally fifteen lining rivets with square internal washers; those at the front and rear are missing, expanded into a large suspension hole at the front. The base of the skull is bordered by fourteen rivets, the middle one and that behind it have square internal washers and retain fragments of the leathers for the missing cheekpieces; the remainder are decorative. It is painted black. The rear of the brim is damaged, and the rivet to the left of centre there has an external washer. The base of the skull there is cracked, and a pair of suspension holes are pierced in the brim. The right of the skull has two dents.


Dimensions: Overall width: 24.0 cm ( 9.5 in), Overall depth: 33.0 cm ( 13.0 in), Skull width: 17.7 cm ( 7.0 in), Skull depth: 22.0 cm ( 8.7 in) Weight: 1.15 kg ( 2 lb 8.5 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Struck at the left of the brim with a crowned IR for the Arsenal of James II.


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