Object Title





Object Number

II.353 a


Tower arsenal.

Physical Description

The skull is made in two pieces joined in a low comb. The pivoted peak is narrow and flat, with a triple bar faceguard. The neckguard is of one piece embossed to simulate three lames, and roughly engraved with five pairs of lines. The main edges have plain inward turns, bordered on the neckguard by nine round headed lining rivets and by five flush rivets round the front of the skull. The cheekpieces are original but associated, of asymmetrical round-bottomed type on modern leathers. The surface is black from the hammer, covered inside with thick paint. At the point of the tail is a suspension hole.


Dimensions: height 340 mm, width 195 mm, depth 396 mm Weight: 1715 g,

Inscriptions and Marks

The pot has a construction mark, XX and three wedges on the peak and skull.


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