A 'Spanish' Morion Or Cabasset

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Lot 176W
A 'Spanish' Morion Or Cabasset
North Italian, Late 16th Century

Sold for £ 720 (US$ 866) inc. premium
A 'Spanish' Morion Or Cabasset
North Italian, Late 16th Century
Of russet iron and made in one piece, with almond-shaped skull with short flattened stalk at the top, the base of the skull encircled by lining rivets on embossed brass washers (two incomplete), and downturned brim with turned edge and struck with a mark (some rust patination)
20.5 cm. high

Footnotes

  • The mark probably represents the arms of the Barberini family under a coronet and is found on a large group of 'Spanish' morions from the old Papal armoury, now in the Museo Storico Vaticano in the Lateran Palace, Rome
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