Iron, shaped as a broad-brimmed hat. 20th century reproduction of this iconic and very rare form. Broad flat brim, 14” diameter with rolled edge enclosing a line of rivets. The left side stylishly turned up and the right with a plume holder for a feather flourish. Gray painted surface to be mistaken for beaver and disguising its purpose. Worn by the Roundhead supporters of Parliament opposing the Royalist supporters of Charles II.