Object Title

Secret

Secret

Date

1671-1699

Object Number

IV.1436

Provenance

Bowyer Tower, AS 86 (1989)

Physical Description

It is roughly hemispherical in form, with a slightly flattened top. It is made in one piece, with pairs of vertical slits at the front and at either side of the rear, each with cropped corners at the edge. The lower edge is plain, bordered by forty one lining holes aligned with which, at the front is pierced a horizontal rectangular slot. Between, and level with tops of the right rear slots is a small pieced hole, possibly for securing the upturned brim of the hat. It is painted black. At the front of the crown is a dent.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height:11.2 cm (4.3 in), Width:18.7 cm (7.5 in), Depth:21.4 cm (8.5 in) Weight: 0.61 kg ( 1 lb 5.5 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places England

Notes

Side slits.