Object Title

Harquebusier's pot

Harquebusier's pot

Date

1650

Object Number

IV.356

Provenance

Tower Arsenal.

Physical Description

The skull is made in two pieces joined in a low comb terminating above the edge at the front and rear. The edge is inwardly turned, and bordered by eight lining rivets, of which the four for the cheekpieces are modern.
The neckguard is embossed to simulate four lames. It flares to the neck and has a medial point. It is attached to the skull by a rivet at either side. The main edge is inwardly turned with a sunken border, containing eleven lining rivet holes. The upper edge of each simulated lame is bordered by a single incised line, the upper edge is bordered by four rivet holes. The lower lame has rivet holes for three chevrons of decorative rivets, and the two lames above have rivet holes at their upper edges, in line with these.
The peak is rounded with a medial point, and has a level flange embossed for the comb, and pivoted to the skull at either temple. A triple bar faceguard is attached, made of rectangular section bars with a finial at the base.
Modern cheekpieces were fitted, 1985.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 157 mm, width 198 mm, depth 235 mm, overall depth 390 mm, faceguard height 186 mm Weight: 1.90 kg

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped on the peak with combined HK and W for the makers.

Associations

Places England

Notes

Worn by Mike Morris during the march from Littlecote House to London, 11-13 October 1985.