Object Title

Visor

Visor

Date

1515

Object Number

IV.438

Provenance

Transferred from the Rotunda Museum of Artillery, Woolwich, 1927. From Rhodes, acquired by Sir J Lefroy, 1867.

Physical Description

Of bellows form for a 'closed' sallet. The visor is of one piece, extending deeply over the face. It is embossed, crudely, with four shallow transverse flutes, the uppermost of which is drawn outwards to form a flange with an inwardly turned, boxed edge. The space between this and the brow of the helmet skull would have formed the sight. The upper edge curves back into terminals pierced for the visor pivots. The side edges are curved forward to the lower edge, which dips down slightly at the centre. There is a slight medial keel running across the flutes. At the right, the second flute down is pierced with four breaths, to the outside of which is a larger hole, probably for a lifting peg.

Dimensions

Dimensions: depth 190 mm, width 150 mm Weight: 570 g

Inscriptions and Marks

The right terminal is stamped with the Rotunda Number, MA 2288

Associations

Bibliographic References

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, London, 1874: 139, no. 2288

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1889: 149, no. 16.221

W J Karcheski Jr and T Richardson, The medieval armour from Rhodes, Leeds, Royal Armouries 2000: no. 1.25

Notes

For discussion and comparanda, see IV.439, 440. Wrongly numbered IV.439.