Object Title




About 1650

Object Number



Old Tower stock

Physical Description

The helmet is made in two parts, joined in a low comb, widening at the crown and turned to the left. The brim is joined by 2 externally flush lining rivets and by a lining rivet at front and rear. The front lining rivet is fitted with an internal circular washer. The brim is narrow and curves down at both sides. The main edge has an inward turn accompanied by 17 domed lining rivets and bordered by single incised line decoration. The base of the skull has 18 domed lining rivets At the rear a plume holder, pierced for a plume- securing pin, is attached by 2 domed rivets.
It is externally bright and internally rough from the hammer. The left hand half of the skull has fractured and laminated. The left rear brim has lost part of the edge and has been repaired by an internal plate, secured by 4 flush rivets, one fitted with an internal circular washer. This is pierced by 3 of the lining rivets. The left front edge of the brim is damaged where it meets the right edge, and has a later suspension hole above it. Close by, on the right edge, is an externally flush rivet. The right rear edge is pierced by 2 later suspension holes.


Dimensions: Max. length: 32.7 cm (12.8 in), Max. width: 23.9 cm (9.4 in) Weight: 1.121 kg (2 lb 7 1/2 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.


Places Netherlands


Painted internally in red: IV.235