Object Title





Object Number



Bowyer Tower, AS 75 1989

Physical Description

It has a two piece skull with an integral peak and a seperate neckguard. Its skull is of hemispherical form with a plain main edge which is stepped at the centre of each side where it was originally bordered by two rivets with integral square washers, of which one remains retaining fragments of the connecting leathers for the missing cheekpieces. The two halves of the skull are joined in a low medial comb turned to the right and terminating a little above its lower edge where it is riveted on the inside rear and at the inside front of the peak. Below the base of the skull at the front are six lining rivets weith internal square washers of which the one at the left is missing. Attached by a pair of rivets at either side of the base of the comb at the front is a staple for the nasal bar with a threaded hole for the missing locking screw. The main edge of the peak has a plain inward turn accompanied by a sunken border. Towards the centre rear is a rectangular hole for the nasal bar. A one piece neckguard, embossed to simulate five lames is attached to the skull by a rivet at either side with an internal square washer. It flares out slightly to its obtusely pointed end. Its main edge has plain inward turns accompanied by a recessed border with thirteen lining rivets with internal square washers. Each of the simulated 'lames' is bordered by a single incised line at the centre by an embossed simulated rivet terminating in two at its lower 'lame'. It is painted silver overall. At the front of the peak and rear of the nevckguard are two small suspension holes.


Dimensions: Skull width: 20.0 cm (7.9 in), Skull depth: 23.2 cm ( 9.1 in), Overall depth: 39.0 cm (15.4 in) Weight: 1.140 kg ( 2 lb 8 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

There is a deeply struck mark on the right of the peak possibly that of James II cypher.


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