European plate armors

Complete European armors and individual parts.
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Jousting armor commissioned by Maximilian I in 1494. Jörg and Lorenz Helmschmid

Jousting armor commissioned by Maximilian I in Jörg and Lorenz Helmschmid

An Italian bascinet, early 15th c One-piece skull rising to a point at the rear, the edge pierced for a lining and studded with brass vervelles for attaching an aventail, fitted with pivoted hinges at the sides, the visor associated and reworked. Height 27 cm. Weight 2285 g. the visor Weight 740 g. Extremely rare early type of helmet, private collection

early c One-piece skull rising to a point at the rear, the edge pierced for a lining and studded with brass vervelles for attaching an aventail, fitted with pivoted hinges at the sides, the visor associated and reworked.

1475 – 1500 Paris, France, Musée de l'Armée (Les Invalides), Spanish Images courtesy of Doug Strong, AAF ID. medieval period

Some decades later than Joan but more the Italian white armour style with open helmet as favoured by her.

Morion, made in Nuremberg, c.1575, by Master "MR" (perhaps Martin Rotschmied, Michel Roth or Martin Rotschuch); Joanneum Graz, Landeszeughaus.

Morion Helmet Master "MR" Morion (Etched and blackened iron, c. Joanneum Graz, Landeszeughaus Cleveland Museum of Art

Double-edged German sword:  c.1520 Sword was found near Westminster Palace landing stage and might have been lost by one of Emperor Charles V's entourage when he visited London in 1522.

Katzenbalger, side arm sword of the German Landsknecht Doppelsöldners, Description: Double-edged sword. The hand-guard is in a figure-of-eight loop.

THE parish of Oakley, in the diocese of Winchester, is not, after all, to be allowed to sell a rare artefact that hung in the church for almost 300 years. The artefact is a rare 15th-century Flemish armet (a type of helmet worn by knights and men-at-arms in the 15th and 16th centuries), which formed part of a marble monument in the church to Sir Thomas Hooke, Baronet, who died in 1677.

Flemish armet which formed part of a marble monument in the church to Sir Thomas Hooke, Baronet, who died in Wootton St Laurence Church

Armet Date: ca. 1500 Culture: German Medium: Steel, leather, textile Dimensions: H. 11 in. (27.9 cm); W. 10 3/8 in. (26.4 cm); D. 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm); Wt. 5 lb. 1 oz. (2296.3 kg)

1500 Culture: German Medium: Steel, leather, textile Dimensions: H.

Landsknecht skullcap (circa 1510) made by raising a polished only with files, sandstones and pumice stone.

Landsknecht skullcap (circa made by raising a polished only with files, sandstones and pumice stone.

Armet Date:ca. 1500 Culture:German Medium:Steel, leather, textile Dimensions:H. 11 in. (27.9 cm); W. 10 3/8 in. (26.4 cm); D. 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm); Wt. 5 lb. 1 oz. (2296.3 kg) Classification:Helmets Credit Line:Rogers Fund, 1904 Accession Number:04.3.243

Armet Date:ca. 1500 Culture:German Medium:Steel, leather, textile Dimensions:H. kg) Classification:Helmets Credit Line:Rogers Fund, 1904 Accession

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