Object Title

Spanish morion

Spanish morion

Object Number

IV.683

Provenance

Transfered from Farleigh-Hungerford.

Physical Description

It has a two-piece skull of almond shape with two sides riveted over medial ridge and a short stalk drawn out of apex. At the base of the skull is a narrow brim formed in one with the two sections of the skull and riveted over the medial joint at front and rear. The brim is turned down at the sides and drawn out to a slight V-shaped point at the front and rear. A series of steel rivets with round heade flank the outer edges of the brim which are finished with plain inward turns.


Half an inch upward from the brim, the base of the skull is pierced for a series of twelve brass round-headed lining rivets.


The plume holder is missing.


The helmet is painted black. The skull and brim have been badly damaged. Extensive patching of the holes has been carried out by plates riveted to the inside of the skull.

Dimensions

Dimensions: length of skull 24 cm, width of skull 19 cm Weight: 2 lb 2 oz

Associations

Places Flanders