Object Title





Object Number



Bowyer Tower, AS 76 1989

Physical Description

It has a two piece skull with an integral peak and a seperate neckguard. The hemispherical skull is joined in a low medial comb, turned to the right, and terminating a little above its base where, at its base, it was formerly joined by a rivet. The peak, which is of a broad, rounded, obtusely pointed form, is joined by a rivet at its centre, and has a plain, inward turned edge accompanied by a recessed border. It is pierced at its centre, near the base of the skull, with a rectangular hole through which the missing, sliding nasal bar originally passed. The nasal bar was locked by a wing headed screw inserted in a threaded hole in front of a rectangular staple, attached by a pair of round headed rivets at the centre of the brow. The base of the skull is encircled, at the front and sides only, by eight round headed lining rivets with square, internal washers retsaining substantial fragments of trhe fabric lining band. The rear two at each side also retain fragments of the connecting leathers for the missing cheekpieces. The sides of the skull have inward turned edges. Attached to the rear of the skull by a round headed rivet at either side, is a one piece neckguard embossed to simulate five lames. It has a plain, inward turned main edge, accompanied by a recessed border containing fifteen round headed lining rivets with square, internal washers, of which the top one at each side is also the rivet which attaches the neck guard to the skull. Each simulated lame is decorated at its centre and each side with a round headed rivet, except the last which is decorated in each of these positions with three such rivets in a triangular formation. The rear of the skull has been badly knocked inwards and has split down its join. Painted black.


Dimensions: Skull width: 18.3 cm ( 7.3 in), Skull depth: 23.0 cm ( 9.1 in), Overall depth: 38.7 cm (15.2 in) Weight: 1.410 kg ( 3 lb 1.75 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

none visible.


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