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    Imperial Russian Infantry Regiment Nr. 61 Enlisted Mans' Spiked Helmet Circa Mid-19th Century. Measuring 13-inches tall to the tip of the spike. The tall black polished leather skull is constructed in two parts sewn together with a central seam running from front to back. The front visor is trimmed in brass; the rear visor is untrimmed. A 6-inch tall gilded-brass flaming bomb "spike" is mounted on a cruciform base which is held to the helmet by four smooth-head threaded retainers secured with nuts. Crude stamped-brass front plate with the Russian two-headed eagle and regimental number "61" punched in the field beneath. Slightly convex gilded-brass chin scales held to the helmet rosettes. Eleven finger leather liner with metal eyelets for the adjustment drawstring. What appear to be cutter's instructions are written on each half of the interior skull "X158".

    Condition: Very good. Minor crazing to the leather surface of the skull; more so on the visors. Front plate with small areas of loss around the number, also seen on other helmets of this type. Leather thongs holding the front plate may be of later vintage. From the collection of J.T. Hamrick, M.D.

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    December, 2018
    9th Sunday
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