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Title Cromwellian lobster pot helmet
Nationality British
Period c 1643
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English Civil War period dragoon's helmet, traditionally worn with a buff coat and breast and back plate. The classic three bar nasal face piece is always indicative of English manufacture. A relatively scarce find compared to the Dutch armourers' imports with the single nasal bar and fluted skulls.

The ear pieces on this two-piece skull have been re-affixed with fresh leather hinges on both sides, but this has been carefully done and the leather has been darkened to tone in with the patina on the helmet. There is one tiny hole, less than 1 mm wide and maybe 3 mm long, in the skull, otherwise it is in good shape for the age of the piece.

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[Militaria : Armour : British : 17th Century]

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Just a quick mail to let you know the medals arrived today, very pleased with them and your service.

S S, UK, 10.03.2010

Hanger arrived safe and sound 11.30ish today. Very pleased, it's as expected. Your excellent pics make all the difference in terms of confident buying over the net. As a matter of interest, the frog, which as you said is very a/f, is, as you thought, 'spot on'. On closer inspection it is a mk.1 Naval Frog, designated 'for cutlasses'. Date seems around 1860ish give or take.

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C W, UK, 20.04.2006

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