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    Sale 5426

    Antique Arms & Armour

    21 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 67

    A COMPOSITE GERMAN CLOSE HELMET

    LATE 16TH /EARLY 17TH CENTURY

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    A COMPOSITE GERMAN CLOSE HELMET
    LATE 16TH /EARLY 17TH CENTURY
    With rounded skull of two halves joined by a very low strongly roped comb, pivoted visor and bevor, the former with strongly flanged sights, a short prow with slightly concave sides and pierced with three tiers of both slotted and circular breaths left and right, neck-guard of two lames front and rear, plume-holder, turned roped edges, and the skull, visor and bevor all rough from the hammer (the bevor with internally patched early repair, the visor probably 19th century).
    11¼in (28.6cm)


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