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Sale 105

Lot 209

European Great Helm, Frog Mouth Style Front In the style of 15th Century. Quality, and extraordinarily appealing (in the style of 15 century) European Great Helm with frog's mouth style front and in quite fine condition. The helmet shows early forging with considerable slag and irregular lines that occur at lower temperatures creating the appearance of a grain or skin pattern. Helmet is constructed in three gauges of thickness, heavy in front to withstand blows, medium at center, and lightest at rear where the least threat would occur in a joust. Helmet weighs 9½ lbs. Several small holes at top of helmet accommodated ties to keep internal horsehair pads in place. The attachment latch area has been repaired and two rivets restored, minor holes at rear base from rusting, otherwise a supremely striking piece. Comes with custom wood stand. Helmet roughly 21 x 16 x 14". When originally offered at Little John's Auction, helm was examined by a metallurgist who felt it might have been 15th century. We are not certain (Victorian Era?) and encourage all parties interested to examine in person and perform their own due-diligence. Estimate Value $3,500 - UP
Little John's Auction October 24 & 25th, 2012.

Realized $4,864

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