Late 15th C Helmets » Eardisley

Helmets from St Mary Magdalene Church, Eardisley, Herefordshire. Whilst the helmet on the right is from the mid 16th Century, the helmet on the left is a 15th century sallet. The helmet is missing its visor (holes are present for the pivots) but it does have a row of brass rivets together with fragments of its leather lining. There is a makers marks of a crowned ‘I’ and a spur indicate Italian, possibly Milanese, manufacture. Tradition has it that the sallet was excavated from the old moat at Eardisley Castle along with other fragments of arms and armour.

Helmets from St Mary Magdalene Church, Eardisley, Herefordshire. Whilst the helmet on the right is from the mid 16th Century, the helmet on the left is a 15th century sallet. The helmet is missing its visor (holes are present for the pivots) but it does have a row of brass rivets together with fragments of its leather lining. There is a makers marks of a crowned ‘I’ and a spur indicate Italian, possibly Milanese, manufacture. Tradition has it that the sallet was excavated from the old moat at Eardisley Castle along with other fragments of arms and armour.

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