Object Title

Pikeman's pot

Pikeman's pot



Object Number



Bowyer Tower AC3 (1988)

Physical Description

It has a high hemispherical skull, with a fairly narrow, integral brim, turned down at each side. 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 in height at its apex, is turned to the left, while the brim has a plain, inward turn, accompanied by a recessed border, originally containing eighteen round headed lining rivets with square, internal washers, of which the rearmost is missing. To either side of the base of the skull, a little to the rear of centre, is a round headed rivet with a square, internal washer retaining substantial fragments of the connecting leathers for the missing cheekpieces. The right side ofthe skull is dented. Painted black.


Dimensions: Overall width: 24.4 cm ( 9.6 in), Overall depth: 36.9 cm ( 14.5 in), Skull width: 17.4 cm ( 6.8 in), Skull depth: 23.0 cm ( 9.1 in) Weight: 1.59 kg ( 3 lb 8 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Struck at the rear left of the brim with an indistinct mark, probably the crowned IR cypher of James II.


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