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Probably purchased from the Peuker collection. From the castle of Ort in Bavaria from which it was purchased by Professor Bõhr of Dresden.

Physical Description

The skull is of light guarge iron. It is flattened at the top, with a central ridge running back into a pointed tail and in front over the brow and vizor. The face opening is square, and the vizor is swept forwards and pierced with two sights. It is fastened by a sprung stud at the right. The lower parts of the skull, the tail and vizor are pierced with numerous pairs of small holes for attaching a fabric covering. The surface is painted, the upper part of the skull with a flame pattern, the lower part and the vizor with a chequered design in red white and green, the squares charged with stars, portcullises and an interlace pattern in red and white.


Dimensions: Height: 210 mm; width: 230 mm; depth: 455 mm Weight: 5 lb 2 oz


Places Germany

Bibliographic References

C Beard 'Some Tower pedigrees' The Connsoisseur, March 1931

Claude Blair, European Armour, B.T. Batsford Ltd., London, 1958, p.200-1.

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

Dorling Kindersley, Weapon. A visual history of arms & armour, Dorling Kindersley Ltd, London, 2006, p. 89

C. Paggiarino, The Royal Armouries, masterpieces of medieval and renaissance arms and armour, Milan, 2011, volume 1