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    Prussian Kurassier Officer's Spiked Helmet. Plated metal body with distinct lobster tail. Gilt trim along the edges of the body and visors. Gilded metal cruciform spike base with voided iron cross motif supporting a removable 5" tall silvered fluted spike. Gilded metal front plate mounted to the helmet via two threaded lugs and retaining nuts. No additional holes. Gilded metal chinscales and cockades present. Leather officer's style liner with cotton lining. Inside of rear visor covered in black velvet; underside of front visor painted green. A decorative example showing some past restoration, including new plating and some buffing. New plating chipped in a few small areas. A nice example for display.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2013
    7th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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