Object Title

Close helmet

Close helmet

Date

1500-1599

Object Number

IV.1065

Provenance

Middle Flint Tower (1987)

Physical Description

Composed of 'some original and some replacement pieces which constitute a somewhat unconvincing whole.'
The skull is unusually heavy, with a large spike protruding from the rear. the visor has a single sight, with a roped ridge below. The upper bevor has a roped upper edge; these plates fit the skull badly. The helmet is fitted with one front and two rear gorget plates, which are also a poor fit. There are internal repairs at the prow of the upper bevor, and centre right of the lover rear gorget plate.

Inscriptions and Marks

inside painted in red 597.

Associations

Places Europe