Object Title

Pikeman's pot

Pikeman's pot



Object Number



Bowyer Tower AS 90 (1988)

Physical Description

It has a high, hemispherical skull with a narrow integral brim turned down all round. It is made in two pieces joined in a low comb, expanding to the centre and turned to the right, and riveted at the brim. The main edge has a plain inward turn. The base of the skull is encircled by twelve brass capped, round headed rivets, of which the front three at the left, and the rear one and front two at the right, have square internal washers. No evidence of the cheekpiece attachment survives. No plume holder was fitted. It is bright and corroded. There are long apparently contemporary internal repairs at the rear right, and middle left of the base of the skull, attached by original brass capped rivets. The first and fourth rivets at the right, and second and third at the left, from the back, have external square washers. The left of the skull is cracked all over, with two cracks in the comb at the rfront. The right of the skull has a large dent. The brim is cracked at the right rear, and thrice across the right centre. There is a suspension hole at the front.


Dimensions: Overall Width: 29.2 cm (11.5 in), Overall depth: 34.5 cm (13.6 in), Skull width: 19.7 cm (7.9 in), Skull depth: 22.2 cm (8.9 in) Weight: 0.805 kg ( 1 lb 12.25 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Struck at the right of the brim with an indistinct mark; this may be a lightly-struck crowned IR for the Arsenal of James II, or possibly not.


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