Object Title

Close helmet

Close helmet



Object Number



Old Tower collection, acquired before 1859.

Physical Description

Skull with plain comb. Visor covered by reinforcing plate. Lower part of helmet in one with the chinpiece. This is provided with large, hinged trap for ventilation on the right. Found with concentric ring corrosion 2 February 2012.


Weight: 5.90 kg


Places Italy

Bibliographic References

John Hewitt, Official Catalogue of the Tower Armouries, London, 1859: 27, no. iv.8

Harold, Viscount Dillon, Illustrated Guide to the Armouries, Tower of London, London, 1910: 118, no. iv.17

Dufty and Read: European Armour in the T.O.L., 1968, Pl. lxxxvii.

C. Paggiarino, The Royal Armouries, masterpieces of medieval and renaissance arms and armour, Milan, 2011 volume 2


CRC found soon after the helmet was removed from the tournament gallery to store 1.