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The 8th Lord Howard de Walden

Morion

Description:
Morion helmet which is similar to a burgonet in style. On each side it has been embossed with a fleur-de-lys of bright steel on a blackened background. The fleur-de-lys was meant to represent a lily, which was a symbol connected with the Virgin Mary. The helmet is completed with a raised comb on top and a neck guard. Helmets of this type were worn by the Landsknecht mercenaries of the period famed for their prowess with large two-handed swords.



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Place of Production:
Germany
Materials/Media:
steel and leather
Source:
Dean Castle
Accession number:
MA/A34
Digital Number:
EAAM113n
Creation Date:
early 17th century
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council