20 September 2007
A COMPOSITE GERMAN ETCHED CLOSE HELMET
With tall skull of one-piece construction drawn up to a prominent cabled comb and embossed with pairs of recessed bands over the sides of the skull and visor, the latter with flanged sight divided centrally and drawn out to a short strongly pointed prow, upper-bevor pierced with rosette-like arrangements of circular breaths left and right and locked by a spring catch, lower-bevor formed with a strongly pronounced chin and also closed by a spring catch, fitted with neck-guard of two lames front and rear, each embossed with recessed bands matching both the skull and the subsidiary edge of the lower-bevor around the face opening, and with turned roped edges, decorated throughout with etched border panels of both beadwork and cabling, the skull, the visor, the lower-bevor and the neck lames decorated with further bands of etched scrollwork and stylised chain ornament (light pitting, the etching rubbed, the comb and lower-bevor each with small patched repairs, some rivets replaced, the visor lifting-peg missing).
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