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    LATE 16th CENTURY 'COMB MORION' STYLE, SPANISH HELMET DATED 1540 - This type of helmet was historically used by the Conquistadors during the time of Cortez. Fully engraved with a high median ridge. Crowning the ridge, on either side, is the engraved bust of a Conquistador. Elaborate engraving motif includes; stands of flags, drums, trumpets, helmets, mandolins, etc. one of the decorations on the helmet evidences what appears to be the initials AL over a 1540 date. The quality of this one piece constructed helmet along with its engravings would indicate the original owner was of a high military position.

    Condition: Scattered pitting with the normal rim and crown damage. Engraving quite distinct. Great old repair on one end that appears to be period. This is, overall, a very nice specimen from a very interesting period in western history.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    11th Sunday
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