Object Title

Close helmet

Close helmet

Date

1570-1590

Object Number

IV.414

Provenance

Transferred from Rotunda Museum of Artillery, Woolwich, 1927

Physical Description

Skull with slightly roped comb. Skull secured to chin by spring catch on right secured by press-stud. Plume holder riveted to rear. Forked rest fitted to right side of chinpiece. Two-piece visor with trapezoid ventilation opening, closed by spring-operated hinged trap, on right.

Dimensions

Weight: 3.01 kg

Associations

Bibliographic References

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1889, no. 16/23

A.R. Dufty and W. Reid, European Armour in the Tower of London, 1968, plate C