Helmet, the skull made of straw with a narrow brim and iron reinforces. There is a cross piece of iron covering the skull, and riveted to the brim. The rear one is extended beyond the brim to form a suppprt for the hinged iron neck defence. The overall construction is crude.
- 1800 (circa)
- Found/Acquired: Thanet, Isle of, grave (Anglo-Saxon)
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Kent,Isle of Thanet)
- Length: 460 millimetres
- Height: 200 millimetres
- Width: 2880 millimetres
- Weight: 1570 grammes
Worn as protection against quarter-staff by deer hunters or poachers: circa 1800. Alternatively a locally-produced siege helmet of the late 17th or early 18th century (TR).
Comment by S. Hammond (July 2007)
Prehistory and Europe
- AL116/7 (Royal Armouries Loan Number)
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Object reference number: MCT6424
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