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Visor reinforce
  • Visor reinforce
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Germany
  • c. 1560
  • Steel
  • Weight: 0.145 kg
  • A200
  • European Armoury I
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  • Visor reinforce, having a central ridge; straight top edge, the bottom cusped and shaped, the sides extended and pierced with small holes for attachment. An embossed ridge of the extensions on each side would have corresponded with a similar moulding on the original helmet. A hole pierced on the left side has a rough burr and is fairly recent.

    A rather similar plate is found on an armour, probably of Innsbruck manufacture, in the Nationalmuseum, Copenhagen, dated 1545 (inv. no. 21521). It covers the pierced portion of the lower visor, and pivots on the bevor. (Thomas, Vaabenhistoriske Aarbøger, XIa, pp.147-63.)