Object Title

Pikeman's pot

Pikeman's pot

Date

1630

Object Number

IV.1649

Provenance

Tower arsenal. Returned from loan to Bolton, 19 February 1992.

Physical Description

Two rivet type. The helmet is made in two pieces with a brim which widens at the front and rear and a comb. t the rear is a plume holder. The main edge has a plain inward turn with a recessed border containing 20 lining rivets with square washers. Around the base of the skull is an incised line, and two rivets also with square washers for the missing cheekpieces. The exterior is black from the hammer. There is a nasty line of rust along the left edge of the brim.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 235 mm, width260 mm, depth 410 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped small ID and crowned IR.

Associations

Places England