See Stone pg. 94. Made in the form of a Gothic barbute, 14th-15th century. 13” height, finely formed with rolled edges, with broad leather liner secured with rivet. Fine patina with small bruises from use and the pointed top slightly deformed. Clearly made for wear, this helmet is of superior quality and of heavier thickness to the usual Victorian decorative copies. It very likely was made and used in Italy for commemorative purposes in an environment where quality and authenticity translated to respect for it forbears and their noble owners. Racking or arsenal number to the interior.