Object Title





Object Number

II.108 A


Tower arsenal.

Physical Description

The skull is made in two pieces joined in a low comb riveted at front and rear, and fitted with a pivoted peak bevor and single gorget plates at the front and rear. The main edges have plain inward turns bordered by single incised lines and round headed lining rivets with square washers. The peak is fitted with a nasal bar. The bevor is fastened shut by a swivel hook, decorated with a scalloped terminal, and pierced stud at the right. The exterior is bright.


Dimensions: height 290 mm, width 240 mm, depth 310 mm Weight: 2620 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Inside each element is a construction mark, XXIII.


Places Netherlands

Bibliographic References

A.R. Dufty and W. Reid, European Armour in the Tower of London, 1968, plate CXX.

T. Richardson, 'H. R. Robinson's 'Dutch armour of the seventeenth century'', The Journal of The Arms and Armour Society, vol.XIII, no.4, March 1991, pp.256-278, p.271.