A composite full suit of German armor for the field
16th century and later
Comprising: 1) Close helmet, one-piece egg-shaped skull with roped crest, the base flanged and fitted with two lame neck defense, the lower plate with guttered and strongly roped rim; fitted with two-piece 'boat prow' visor, the upper section with lifting peg and bevor with two-plate neck defense, both of later vintage. 2) Breastplate of peascod form, roped at the neck and arm gussets; below the neck two narrow ribs converging at the center, incised below this A Q d G V S, 3/O; lower edge flanged and fitted with later single lame fauld and seven lame tassets. Associated breastplate. 3) Gorget with roped collar above single plate front and back. 4) Full arm defenses associated but probably late 16th or early 17th century, the couters and gauntlets later. 5) Later full leg defenses.
Condition: Helmet composite, the skull with repairs and holed. The whole armor heavily cleaned overall and showing scattered marks, pitting and some loose or broken rivets.