Object Title

Close helmet

Close helmet

Date

1571-1599

Object Number

IV.1546

Provenance

On loan 180 to the Russell Coates Museum, Bournemouth, 1989.

Physical Description

The skull is made in one piece, with a roped comb. The visor is pierced with a sight with a roped lower edge, and fitted with a lifting peg. The upper bevor is secure to the lower bevor by a swivel hook and pierced stud, and the lower bevor has two swivel hooks. Two gorget plates are fitted at the neck; their main edge seem to have plain, inward turns, they, at least, are associated. The skull is damaged with a crack above the left sight.

Inscriptions and Marks

none