Currency:USD Category:Collectibles Start Price:1,600.00 USD Estimated At:2,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD
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A Good Antique European (most likely Italian) BURGONET Helmet, circa. late 16th-early 17th century. The helmet is constructed of a one-piece almond-shaped skull rising at its apex to a short "stalk", projecting forwards and backwards respectively to an obtusely-pointed integral peak and neck-guard. Each side is fitted with a hinged cheek-piece pierced at its center with (9) small auditory-holes and flanged outward at the rear of its lower edge. The crown of the skull is encircled by round-headed lining-rivets. The main edges of the helmet formed with file roped inward turns accompanied by narrow grooves. A true survivor !

CONDITION: The helmet exhibits heavy surface rust pitting with areas of erosion resulting in losses. There are losses on the right side of the visor as well and delamination with a period repair of a patch visible on the underside. Good.


Some History Regarding the use of this style of helmet in Colonial America: The early European explorers especially from Spain and England traveled with an assortment of differing styles of armor that was manufactured in many European countries. Remnants of elements of armor has been discovered at many early American Colonial archaeological excavations such as those conducted at Jamestown, Virginia and various sites in New England.