Black and white with elegant raised fleur-de-lis each side of the skull, the balance in Brunswick surface. Made in two pieces with rolled seam to the comb. Rear with a plume holder. The skull base with liner rivets and six of twelve rosettes remaining. Superior quality as demonstrated in the elegant artistry and skillful craftsmanship of the embossing. Helmets of this type were worn by the Amsterdam Town Guard as well as other militia units throughout Northern Europe. Many of these owe their survival to their use as costume in American and European theaters and opera houses. A superior example of what would have been a common sight on European streets in the early 17th century.