The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Shaffron
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Germany
  • c. 1520
  • Steel, embossed
  • Weight: 1.22 kg
  • A352
  • European Armoury II
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  • Shaffron, the brow-plate fluted, the border over the eyes turned under and roped; central spike of octagonal section over an eight-pointed star (restored?); the poll-plate and ear-guards similarly fluted. To the brow is riveted a narrow plate running down the nose. It is plain, except for a prominent almond-shaped embossing, doubly roped, down the middle; the lower edge, with sunk bands, turned under and roped like the eyes. The border is furnished with small rivets for the attachment of the padded lining.