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    Bavarian Officers' Spiked Helmet.

    Measuring about 10-inches tall with a polished leather skull and visors. The front visor is trimmed in silver; the rear visor untrimmed. The Bavarian front plate is silver, possibly indicating a Pioneer battalion. The plate is held to the body via two folded brads. There are no additional holes in the front. A silver spine runs from the spike base to the edge of the rear visor. A 5-inch tall fluted spike is mounted to a cruciform base held to the helmet by four star-head retainers. Slightly convex silver chin scales are held by rosettes retaining both the appropriate cockades. The helmet is complete with the 2-inch wide leather sweatband and split silk lining. The underside of the front visor is lined with green morocco leather; the rear visor lined with red morocco. The crown is marked size "55" in pencil.

    Condition: Very good. With the usual surface crazing on the visors, the front visor has shrunk a bit leaving some gaps between it and the front trim; some tarnish to spike; the crown of the helmet slightly pushed in. From the collection of J.T. Hamrick, M.D.


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    June, 2019
    9th Sunday
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