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Helmets

North Italian Morion Helmet

Description:

The Morion helmet had a flat brim and a crest from front to back. The crest or comb on the top of the helmet was designed to strengthen it. Later versions also had cheek guards and even removable faceplates to protect the soldier from sword cuts.

 

Low production costs aided its popularity and dissemination, although officers and elite guards would have theirs elaborately engraved similar to this Morion, to display their wealth and status. 

 

Source:
Dean Castle
Digital Number:
RI_DC_0000419
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Leisure Trust


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