Object Title

Spanish morion

Spanish morion



Object Number



Tower arsenal.

Physical Description

One piece skull of almond shape with long stalk drawn out of the apex. At the base of the skull is a narrow brim which is turned down at the sides and drawn up into a point at front and rear. The brim has a plain inward turn round the edge with filed rope finish. This is flanked along the inner side by a narrow recessed border. Just above the brim the skull is pierced each side for a series of six steel lining rivets. Four are missing, and all that remain are modern replacements with rosette-shaped washers on the outer surface of the skull. A few retain fragments of the leather lining material on the inner surface. The plume-holder and cheek pieces are missing, the helmet was painted black, and retins its original black from the hammer finish.



One of a group of 'Spanish' morions probably used in England, all retaining their original finish, including IV.1543 and IV.451.