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Tournament helmet, South Germany, c. 1580
Tournament helmet, South Germany, c. 1580
Tournament helmet, South Germany, c. 1580
Tournament helmet, South Germany, c. 1580
Tournament helmet, South Germany, c. 1580
Tournament helmet, South Germany, c. 1580 Tournament helmet, South Germany, c. 1580 Tournament helmet, South Germany, c. 1580 Tournament helmet, South Germany, c. 1580 Tournament helmet, South Germany, c. 1580

A fine and rare tournament helmet, Dresden or Annaberg, c. 1580

Height: c. 30 cm.
Weight: 3750 g.

Dossier as PDF

One piece skull with a high comb; bevor, upper bevor and visor; original visor pivots consisting of screws with hexagonal nuts, rivets for the securing of a lining, some with remains of brass caps, abrased on the edge of the skull; sprung and peg at the right side of the neck to close bevor and skull, the same at the chin to attach the upper bevor, being kept from accidentally opening by a pivoting hook; upper bevor with numerous ventilation holes on both sides, an enforcing and decorative plate riveted in the centre; visor with lateral sight, skull and bevor with a boxed and file roped turn, designed to fit over the rim of a gorget; several old repairs of the time of use on skull, visor and upper bevor by riveted plates and copper casts applied to small damages; on the right side there was a lifting peg, which is missing.

Provenance
Lange, Berlin, auction on October 17th, 1940: „Die Waffensammlung Blell, Zeulenroda“, lot No. 96a. It is some kind of a miracle that this helmet has survived the Second World War and more

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