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    Rare Early Model Hanover Enlisted Garde du Corps Kurassier Spiked Helmet.

    Anything Hanoverian with regards Pickelhauben is quite uncommon and more so considering the condition of this example. The helmet measures approximately 12 ½-inches to the tip of the spike. It features a polished steel body with gilded-brass trim. The 5 ¼-inch spike sits on cruciform base mounted to the helmet via four threaded brass nuts. The guard-star front plate has the motto "NUNQUAM RETRORSUM" with the band "PENINSULA GARCIA HERNANDEZ WATERLOO". The front plate is mounted to the helmet with threaded posts and nuts. There are no additional holes in the helmet body. The slightly convex leather-backed gilded-brass chin scales are affixed to the helmet with simple rosettes and slotted bosses. A single leather cockade is mounted to the right side of the helmet. The rear neck shield is lined with black leather; the underside of the front visor is painted green. The helmet is complete with black leather liner. There are no readily visible maker's marks or size stamping.

    Condition: Excellent. The body may have been polished in more recent times; there is shallow pitting to the upper portion of the rear visor. From the collection of J.T. Hamrick, M.D.


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    June, 2019
    9th Sunday
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