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LOT 0272

GBP (£) 2,000 - 3,000
EUR (€) 2,300 - 3,460
USD ($) 2,480 - 3,720

Sold for (Inc. bp): £2,340


1642-1651 A.D.
13 3/4 in. (1.16 kg, 35 cm).

Of Morion Cabasset Type, the iron bowl composed of two rivetted parts with a crest; plume holder to the rear; wide sloping brim with smooth border and rivets; repaired.

Ex Michael D Long Ltd, UK.
The Kusmirek Collection, UK.

Accompanied by an academic report by Dr Raffaele D'Amato.
This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by search certificate number no.11769-204122.

Cf. Dufton, A.R., European Armour in the tower of London, London, 1968, plate LXV, left.

A complete set of pikeman's armour consisted of a gorget, back and breast plates, and tassets. With the outbreak of the Civil War, obsolete equipment which had been stored in the Tower of London or in private armouries was brought into service together with more modern equipment. Helmets of this type were often furnished of cheek-pieces made of horizontal rows of blades.