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    Prussian Reserve Infantry Officers' Spiked Helmet.

    Lacquered leather body with round front visor and back spine trimmed in gilt. The eagle front plate has a reservist's cross mounted to the breast. The holes for mounting the front plate have been enlarged but there are no additional holes present. A 4 ½-inch spike is mounted to a cruciform base which is held to the helmet by four star retainers. The cockades are mounted beneath gilt flat chinscales held by simple rosette bosses. The helmet has the appropriate officer's style liner with a 2 ½-inch leather sweatband and buff silk headliner. The helmet is hand-marked size 56 ½. The underside lining of the front visor is red morocco; the rear visor is lined with green morocco.

    Condition: Very good. Light scuffing and crazing to the leather finish; the crown is slightly pushed in, there's a small split in the sweatband and the lining shows honest wear. From the collection of J.T. Hamrick, M.D.


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    December, 2019
    8th Sunday
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