Object Title

Left couter and lower cannon

Left couter and lower cannon

Date

1601-1630

Object Number

III.3799

Provenance

Bowyer Tower AS 47 (1991)

Physical Description

The couter consists of five plates the largest and central plate is made in one piece and closed at the rear by an inward overlapping joint. It is shaped to the elbow and expands into a heart-shaped wing at the front and rear and has a pucker where it curves round the inside of the arm. The main edges have plain inward turns bordered by a single incised line. The main plate was originally connected at the front and rear to the upper and lower cannon each by two articulating lames.


The lower cannon is of tubular form, tapering slightly to the wrist. It is formed of a front and rear plate, joined at the rear by a pair of external hinges and closed at the front by a sprung stud. The lower edge has a plain inward turn bordered by a single incised line.
The front wing of the couter is decorated by a rivet enclosed within ten rivets arranged in a circular formation. Bright.

Dimensions

Weight: 0.76 kg ( 1 lb 11 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

none

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