Object Title

Close helmet

Close helmet

Date

1630-1640

Object Number

IV.516

Provenance

Presented in 1958; from the collection of Major Ernest Ambler (d. 1958).

Physical Description

Skullpiece made in two halves with fairly low comb. Wide pivoted peak to the underside of which is riveted a face guard of five wide bars outlined with an embossed ridge and also ridged up the centre. There is a single deep gorget plate front ant rear. The helmet, which is of good quality is rough from the hammer and retains the original blue black finish.

Dimensions

Weight: 2.53 kg

Associations

Places Germany

Bibliographic References

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

Notes

Now associated with armour II.198 and valued with