The true helmet of the early Conquistadors. Iron, forged in two pieces with central riveted seam flanked by incised lines. Broad flat rim with downward rolled edge, that feature distinguishing it from its true Gothic predecessor, which was constructed with the upturned roll. The skull of peaked rounded form with a band of rivets at the base. Just a generation after Columbus and nominally, of the Montezuma period, dating to the period of Spanish and Portuguese exploration. The combed morion, traditionally associated with Conquistadors should, more accurately, be described as Spanish colonial. This example is in excellent preservation. Few museums featuring Spanish historical collections can boast of an example and the only example we have offered in 50 years.