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First registered 25 June 2004 following return from loan to the Australian War Memorial [museum] (reg. no. 965), being the remains of one of the Loans to the Dominions, sent out in 1921.

Physical Description

The skull and peak are made in two pieces joined in a low comb and formerly riveted on the peak. Attached to the rear of the skull by the right only of two rivets is a one-piece neckguard embossed to simuate five lames, the subsidiary edges bordered by single incised lines and with a line of embossed simulated rivets running down the centre. The main edges have plain inward turns with recessed borderds, those of the tail containing 10 original round headed lining rivets with square washers. 10 more run around the base of the skull at the front, and two at either side retain fragments of the leathers for the missing cheekpieces. At the front is a nasal bracket and wing nut, with a rough rectangular hole in the peak below, for the missing nasal. The front of the peak is broken apart, damaged, and pierced with a large suspension hole. The exterior is painted black.


Dimensions: height 195 mm, width 210 mm, depth 385 mm Weight: 1510 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped crowned IR on the peak. Painted inside /965 for the AWM.


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