Object Title

Pikeman's pot

Pikeman's pot

Date

1630

Object Number

IV.1300

Provenance

Twoer arsenal. Accessioned from Bowyer Tower AS (1989).

Physical Description

Two rivet type. It has a hemispherical skull with a broad integral brim narrowing and turned down at either side. It is made in two pieces joined in a low comb, expanding to the centre and turned to the laft, and riveted twice at the brim, front and rear. The main edge has a plain inward turn with a sunken border once containing twenty one round headed lining rivets with circular washers at the left, rear and front, and square washers at the right, of which one at the front is missing. The comb, and the skull are bordered by single incised lines. Below the latter lines, at either side, is a pair of round headed rivets with circular washers for the missing leathers of the missing cheekpieces. Low at the rear of the skull is a pair of rivet holes for the missing plume holder. It is painted aluminium. At the front of the brim is a mangled area containing a jagged expanded rivet hole or two; behind that is another small pierced hole, and to the left are four corroded slits. In the skull at the front left is a pierced slit. At the rear of the brim, one of the seam rivets is missing, and to the left are some corroded holes. The comb is cracked through at the rear, at the junction of the brim.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall Width: 25.1 cm ( 9.9 in), Overall depth:39.5 cm ( 15.6 in), Skull width: 16.5 cm (6.6 in), Skull depth:24.0 cm (9.5 in) Weight: 1.095 kg ( 2 lb 6.5 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

none visible. inscribed inside in chalk 'COWEY'

Associations

Places England