Object Title

Spanish morion

Spanish morion

Date

1580

Object Number

IV.60

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 twelve copper alloy-capped iron lining rivets, one of which is missing. Additionally, the rear of the skull has been pierced with a further two holes for the attachment of a missing plume holder. One of the holes contains a copper alloy-capped iron lining rivet. The front of the brim has been pierced with suspension hole. There is a mark comprising three lines set into the form of a crow's foot or arrow head on the rear left of the brim. The finish is bright.

Materials

Dimensions

HelmetHeight278 mm
HelmetLength370 mm
HelmetWeight1.2 kg
HelmetWidth218 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Maker
Measuring approximately 6mm in length comprising three lines arranged into either a crow's foot or broad-arrow mark. The three lines are seperate and do not join at the point.
Rear left of brim

Associations

Places Italy

Notes

Cabasset of typical north Italian form of the late 16th century, commonly termed a 'Spanish morion'. The mark has not yet been identified.