Object Title

COUTER

COUTER

Date

1560-90

Object Number

III.3363

Provenance

Bowyer Tower AS 50 (1989).

Physical Description

Made in one piece, with an opening at the rear. It is shaped to the elbow, expands to a heart-shaped wing at the front and has a pucker where it curves round the inside of the arm. The upper and lower edges have boldly roped, inward turns, accompanied on the wing by a recessed border. A bold, roped, transverse ridge, bordered above and below by a V-shaped groove, runs from behind the point of the elbow to the start of the pucker. At the centre front is a pair of vertically alligned, externally flush rivets, retaining a fragment of a replcement internal connecting leather; in one case beneath a brass rosette washer. At the centre rear is a further externally flush rivet retaining a fragment of a second internal connecting leather beneath a square, iron washer. The same rivet and washer formerly held a strap and buckle which engaged a corresponding strap formerly secured by an externally flush rivet located at the inner end of the transverse rib. The rivet has a flat head decorated with perling in relief. The upper and lower edges have been crudely pierced at the front and at the point of the elbow with later wiring-holes. One edge is cracked at the front. Painted black.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 14.0 cm (5.5 in), Width: 18.0 cm (7.1 in), Depth: 12.5 cm (4.9 in), Weight: 0.25 Kg (0 lb 83/4 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None. The end of the pucker is painted in white '175'.

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