Object Title

Pikeman's pot

Pikeman's pot



Object Number



Tower arsenal. Accessioned from Bowyer Tower AS 90 (1988).

Physical Description

It has a hemispherical skull with a broad integral brim narrowing and turned down at the sides. It is made in two pieces joined in a low comb turned to the right and riveted at the brim. The main edge has a plain inward turn with a sunken border, once containing twenty round headed lining rivets with square internal washers, of which the front one is missing. The base of the skull is encircled by double incised lines, below which and towards the rear at either side are two rivets of the same type retaining fragments of the leathers for the missing cheekpieces. Low at the rear of the skull is a plain plume holder, attached by a rivet in a rectangular arm with cropped corners at either side. It is very corroded and covered with thick, black paint. The brim is damaged and corroded through at the rear left.


Dimensions: Overall Width: 26.2 cm (10.4 in), Overall depth: 41.6 cm ( 16.4 in), Skull width: 18.0 cm (7.2 in), Skull depth: 24.4 cm (9.7 in) Weight: 1.545 kg ( 3 lb 6.75 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Struck at the mid-left of the brim with a crowned IR for the Arsenal of James II.


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