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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, South Germany, 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 fixing screws with hexagonal nuts and rivets for the securing of a lining, abrased on the edge of the skull; sprung and peg at the right side of the neck to close bevor and scull, 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 in order to protect against lance splinters; several old repairs of the time of usage on skull, visor and upper bevor by riveted plates and copper casts applied to small damages; plumeholder and sprung probably later; on the right side there was once presumably a lifting peg.

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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