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D. Swift




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PostPosted: Sat 24 Mar, 2012 11:12 am    Post subject: A morion in the National Museum of Ireland's collection         Reply with quote

Only two known medieval helmets survive on the Irish archaeological record. For the sixteenth century the total count of surviving helmets in the national collection is also but two - the only difference being that disappointingly there is no provenance for these latter. One of these renaissance era helmets is a flat brimmed cabasset with an unadorned browned finish - typical produce of north Italian workshops of that period which saw widespread use by contemporary European infantry. The other is a fine etched morion helmet described here:

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/weekend/2...99814.html

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