An early 16th century close helmet
The one-piece skull of globose form and pierced with single circular hole at the rear; lower edged flanged below a row of six domed steel lining rivets and fitted with later two-lame neck defense. Bevor molded to the chin, the lower edge flanged, and secured by a spring hook on the right side. Bellows visor, probably associated, pivoting with the bevor and pierced with two rectangular sights and four rectangular breaths, lower right with a domed pin as lifting peg.
Condtion: Showing considerable professional restoration. Interior of skull with riveted, hemi-spherical plate worked to fill three large holes in the top of the skull. Patches also on either side, lower front. Bevor with repair to chin similar to that of the skull. Visor with several small repairs.