Object Title

Pikeman's pot

Pikeman's pot

Date

1630

Object Number

IV.1261

Provenance

Tower arsenal. Accessioned from Bowyer Tower A.C.3 (1988).

Physical Description

Two rivet type. It has a high, hemispherical skull, with a broad 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 at its apex, is turned to the right, while the brim has a plain, inward turn accompanied by a recessed border containing twenty round headed lining rivets with square, internal washers retaining fragments of the fabric lining band. On either side of the skull, at its base, is pierced a pair of holes, the rear of which on the the left, and both of which on the right contain round headed rivets with square internal washers retaining fragments of the connecting leathers for the missing cheekpieces. Attached by a pair of rivets at the nape is an iron plume holder of crude form. The front of the brim is crudely pierced at the edge with a large suspension hole, and further back, with a pair of holes. Painted black.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall width: 28.3 cm ( 11.1 in), Overall depth: 40.0 cm ( 15.7 in), Skull width: 18.5 cm ( 7.3 in), Skull depth: 23.3 cm ( 9.2 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.

Associations

Places England