Object Title





Object Number

II.122 b


Tower arsenal.

Physical Description

Of two-rivet type. The skull is made in two pieces joined in a low comb and by rivets on the brim. The main edge has a plain inward turn with a recessed border originall containing 24 lining rivets, of which two are missing, with round heads and square internal washers, many retaining fragments of the canvas lining band. Either side of the skull is decorated by a D formed of single incised lines. At the rear is a plain plume holder. The cheekpieces attached by two rivets at either side, are contemporary but attached by modern leathers. They are narrow pentagonal plates, with side edges with plain inward turns, and five rivets each, retaining the full canvas lining bands, but with modern leather loops at the base. The surface is black from the hammer, and filed. There are suspension holes at the front and rear of the brim.


Dimensions: height 220 mm, width 270 mm, depth 390 mm Weight: 1555 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped Q for the maker in the border at the left front.


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