Object Title

Close helmet

Close helmet

Date

1560

Object Number

IV.469

Provenance

Presented by F. H. Cripps-Day, 1942. From the armour of the Earls of Pembroke at Wilton House

Physical Description

The skull has a roped comb. The lower bevor has a forked rest to support the upper bevor. The visor has a single sight, the upper edge bordered with round headed rivets, the lower flanged and roped, and there is a lifting peg at the right. The upper bevor has a recessed upper edge bordered with rivets. It is secured to the chin by a pierced stud and swivel hook. There are double gorget plates front and rear.

Materials

Dimensions

Weight: 7 lb 4 oz

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Notes

The rivets on the upper bevor were probably added in the mid 17th century to update the helmet for use.