Object Title

Spanish morion

Spanish morion

Date

1580

Object Number

IV.798

Physical Description

One-piece almond-sahped skull with 'pear-stalk' at apex and upturned brum with a narrow coutersunk border and roped inward turn. The base of the skull is encircled with fourteen replacement iron lining rivets. The front of the brim has been pierced with a suspension hole. The number '3' has been stamped inside the brim on either side. The left of the skull has been pierced with a number of corrosion holes. The finish is bright. Some damage has occured to the medial ridge below the apex.

Materials

Dimensions

HelmetHeight280mm
HelmetLength355mm
HelmetWeight1.4kg
HelmetWidth233mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Mark
Modern number '3'
Underside of brim at either side.

Associations

Notes

Cabasset of typical north Italian form of the late 16th century, commonly termed a 'Spanish morion'.