Object Title

Close helmet

Close helmet

Date

1601-1630

Object Number

II.96

Provenance

Tower arsenal.

Physical Description

Painted black and gold. The upper bevor is decorated with cross-crosslets in rivets at either side, and the same is on the gorget plates.

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped with a maker's mark (illegible) at the front of the gorget plate.

Associations

Places England

Notes

X-ray of the front gorget plate in the area of the mark on 21 May 2004 failed to reveal a legible mark, only a small loop (from a B, R or P). However, this is probably an English mark, and is not the N found on other English pieces with makers' marks.