The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Close-helmet
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Germany, possibly Nuremberg
  • c. 1530
  • Iron or steel
  • Weight: 3.13 kg
  • Armourer's mark: now illegible; possibly the mark of the City of Nuremberg
  • A160
  • European Armoury II
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Further Reading
  • Close-helmet, having a skull entirely fluted, with a roped comb or medial ridge, three pairs of holes and one group of three for lacing in the lining; the skull is pierced by four pairs of holes for the laces securing the lining. Bellows visor with pairs of horizontal slits for ventilation; lifting-peg on the right side, but no spring-catch or other fastening; the chin-piece, pivoted at the same points as the visor, is secured by a spring-catch; the lower edge is turned under, the roping roughly struck with a chisel. Struck on the lower right side of the visor with an illegible punch, presumably the mark of a maker or a town; neck-guard of three lames fluted like the skull, the lower edge turned under and roped.