Allen Antiques


North Italian. Formed of a hemispherical skull rising to a low medial ridge with a brow and tail plate. The brow plate rises to a central point. The brow and tail plate have narrow inward turns on the bottom edge. Overall heavily pitted, chipped, and in places holed. The skull shows signs of hammer marks on the inside and a smoother finish on the outside. There are 8 rivets or holes which have lost the rivets that appear to have been used to secure the lining. The brow and tail plates secured by rivets on each end to the skull (the one on the right side of the tail lame broken out). Small brazed repairs, a working life riveted repair at the nape and a modern repair at the center of the tail. The type of helmet, form of the helmet, condition and repairs are consistent with pieces from the armoury of the Knights of St. John at Rhodes. For items from this source see The Medieval Armour From Rhodes - Karcheski and ,Richardson.

Measurements: 7 3/4 in. (19.8 cm) high, bowl 8 1/4 wide at the side and 10 1/4 long. 12 1/2 in. long overall between the center of the brow and the end of the tail. Brow and tail lame 1 3/4 in tall at the ends, brow 3 in. tall at the center point and tail 2 1/2 in. tall in the center.

Thickness (after significant corrosion): tail and brow plates vary between .020 and .050 inches, mostly .040-.050 in. the bowl is harder is to measure but the lower parts are mostly .050-060 in.

Weight 3 pounds 0.8 ounces (1380 g).


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