Object Title

Pikeman's pot

Pikeman's pot



Object Number



Bowyer Tower A.C.3 (1988)

Physical Description

It has a low hemispherical skull with an integral brim turned down and battered up again at either side. It is made in two pieces joined in a low comb turned to the left, and formerly riveted at the brim. The main edge has a plain, inward turn bordered, originally, only by fourteen round headed lining rivets with squarish internal washers, the front of which is missing. The base of the skull is bordered by fourteen rivets, of which a pair roughly at the centre of either side have square washers for the leathers of the missing cheekpieces, the rest being decorative. Low at the rear is a plain plume holder, pierced with a small hole at either side of the top, attached by a rivet in a rounded arm at either side. It is painted black. There are two pairs of pierced suspension holes by the skull at the front of the brim, and two more at the edge by a central damaged area. At the rear is a similar jagged hole in the edge.


Dimensions: Overall Width: 26.3 cm ( 10.5 in), Overall Depth: 36.9 cm ( 14.0 in), Skull Width: 14.8 cm ( 5.9 in), Skull Depth: 25.2 cm ( 9.3 in) Weight: 1.485 kg ( 3 lb 4 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

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


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