The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Shaffron
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Italy, probably Milan
  • c. 1450 - c. 1470
  • Steel and copper alloy
  • Weight: 2.01 kg
  • A349
  • European Armoury I
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  • Shaffron, made in one piece including the the ear- and eye-guards. The central area is slightly boxed and embossed down the nose with horizontal notches forming a shallow medial crest; the central rondel or escutcheon is now missing; a poll-plate is attached to the top by means of a heavy copper alloy hinge, and is pierced with two pairs of holes with copper alloy eyelets. Bordered with the round-headed, brass-capped steel rivets for the attachment of the lining.