Skull of two pieces, riveted at the edge and rolled over the low, roped comb. Steel plume-holder with punched decoration. Single-lame gorget plates, with roped edge, single sunken border with a pair of incised lines. The upper edge also roped, lacking sunken border, but with triple line decoration. Front gorget plate is restored. Visor with two occularia and dome-headed lifting-peg; bracket-cut edge at comb. Upper-bevor with slightly concave profile, lower edge cusped at mid-point. Secured closed with a pivot-hook from the bevor. Both faces punched with nine circular breaths in a circular pattern. The bevor is punched for hearing in a similar pattern near the posterior edge. Pivot-hook which originally secured skull is lacking. All components decorated en suite with sunken bands, incised sets of lines, roping.
Restored front gorget plate, but otherwise an outstanding piece. A near-identical helmet is shown worn by a sword-and-targeteer in Adam van Breen's De Nassausche Wapen-Hendelinge (1618). Cf. to HAM 1230.
Beaufort-Spontin, Christian. Harnische und Waffe Europas. Bibliothek fur Kunst- und Antiquitatenfreunde, Band LVII. Munich: Klinkhardt und Biermann, 1982, p. 106, plt. 56.