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    Prussian Model 1895 Artillery Officers' Spiked Helmet. 8 ½-inches tall with a polished leather skull and visors. Front visor trimmed in gilded-brass; the rear visor untrimmed. The gilded-Prussian eagle front plate is held to the helmet via two threaded posts and square nuts and washers. No additional holes are in the front of the helmet. A gilded-brass spine runs from the rear of the circular base to the edge of the rear visor. A 3 ½-inch artillery ball spike is mounted to a circular base which is secured to the helmet by four star-head threaded studs. Flat gilded-brass chin scales are held by rosettes retaining 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 helmet is marked size "55 ½" in pencil and again on a round metal sign attached to the rear spine attachment. The officer's name "Vosbein / Lt. J L II" is written in the crown of the helmet in ink. A particularly nice example.

    Condition: About excellent. With some minor cracks in the leather surface; some minor crazing to the visors, otherwise a handsome example. From the collection of J.T. Hamrick, M.D.


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    9th Sunday
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