French or Italian C.1560, reinforcing elbow cop. Rolled and roped edges over triple line borders and roped medial ridge. The apex boldly embossed with a demonic face. The medial ridge with a central hole from mounting over a pin. Evidently part of a set of such pieces which were applied to a tournament armor to embellish it in selected events and it is of full fighting weight. Well preserved. Any original elements of embossed armor are considered quite rare and elements of field weight, rarer. A good addition representing embossed decoration for an armor collection.

Stock Number: U54

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