Object Title

Pikeman's pot

Pikeman's pot

Date

1630

Object Number

IV.1066

Provenance

Tower arsenal. Middle Flint Tower, 1987.

Physical Description

The helmet is made in two parts, joined by rivets at the brim and in a comb over the skull. The main edges have inward turns with sunken border originally containing thirty-three lining rivets, of which twenty-nine survive. The skull is bordered at the base by twenty lining rivets, and by double incised lines running through them. The cheek pieces and plume holder are modern.

Inscriptions and Marks

In the border are stamped S for the maker and crowned A for the Armourer's Company

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