Object Title

Helmet (misiourka)

Helmet (misiourka)



Object Number



Acquired before 1859. Lent to the British Museum in 1914, returned 1954.

Physical Description

The helmet has a shallow rounded skull piece, the lower edge being sunk and the remainder being ribbed. There is a small gilt knop at the apex. Both the sunk band and the panels between the ribs are decorated with small geometric patches in gold laid on a hatched ground. To the lower edge is attached a deep curtain of riveted mail cut away at the front at about the level of the eyes the rest with a straight lower edge.


Dimensions: The diameter of the bowl is 172 mm, the total height being 450 mm. Weight: The weight of the helmet is 1.6 kg.

Component parts

Inscriptions and Marks



Bibliographic References

J. Hewitt, Official catalogue of the Tower Armouries, London, 1859, no. xv.619, p.120.

Viscount Dillon, Illustrated guide to the Armouries, London, 1910, no. xv.739, p.35.


There is a lining associated with this helmet stored in Store 3 O cabinet 3 G