Object Title

Pikeman's pot

Pikeman's pot

Date

1635

Object Number

IV.858

Provenance

Tower arsenal. Bowyer Tower 1984

Physical Description

Two piece skull joined in low comb, sunken border and incised line decoration. Plume holder attached. Bright.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall Height: 23.5 cm ( 9.3 in), Overall Width: 29.4 cm ( 11.6 in), Overall Depth: 43.9 cm ( 17.3 in), Skull Width: 18.0 cm ( 7.1 in), Skull Depth: 23.0 cm ( 9.1 in), Weight: 1.67 kg ( 3 lb 11 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

At the left of the brim is stamped a crowned A for the Armourers Company of London, and HC on a recessed rectangle for the maker.

Associations

Places England

Notes

Similarly marked helmets for the Toiras series include IV.266, IV.562 and IV.807.