Object Title

Helm

Helm

Date

c.1839

Object Number

XXI.9

Physical Description

Consisting of a skull-piece with plume-holder riveted to the apex and with a visor pierced with vertical slots. A form of chin-piece is attached to the visor pivots.

Dimensions

Weight: Overall weight: 2 lb. 2 oz.

Associations

Places Unknown

Bibliographic References

Viscount Dillon, Illustrated guide to the Armouries, London, 1910.

See Armour Sales p. 1 ix.

Notes

Dillon describes it as ' made for and worn by Prince Louis Napoleon at the Eglington Tournament in 1839. Its form is ebsurd.'