Golden Roman Helmet, found near the remains of Sirmium (Sremska Mitrovica in Serbia).  Probably from around 14BC - 1st Century AD.

A Late Roman helmet rather of Persian distant origin (design), decorated with semi-gemstones. The Romano-Britons inherited this type together with the rest of the Roman weaponry and military organization.

Jousting Armour of Philip I      Currently in the Royal Armouries Madrid    This armour was intended for a form of tournement contest known in Spain as the Justa Real, or Royal Joust. It is essentually a Spanish Variant of the type of armour worn throughout Europe in the fifteenth Century for the Joust with Blunt Lances (in German, Gestech).

Jousting Armour of Philip I. Intended for a form of tournament contest known in Spain as the Justa Real, or Royal Joust, essentially a Spanish variant of the type of armour worn throughout Europe in the for the Joust with Blunt Lances

German c. 1575

Close-helmet Attributed to Anton Peffenhauser (c. 1525 - , Armourer Germany, Augsburg c. 1575 Iron or steel, gold and copper alloy, etched and gilt Weight: kg European Armoury II

Courtesy of The Royal Armoury (http://emuseumplus.lsh.se/eMuseumPlus). The suit of armour of Eric XIV, made for a triumphal procession during the Nordic Seven Years' War (1561-1568) and is covered with mythological pictures

Courtesy of The Royal Armoury (emuseumplus. The suit of armour of Eric XIV, made for a triumphal procession during the Nordic Seven Years' War and is covered with mythological pictures

German c. 1560

Close-helmet Unknown Artist / Maker North Germany c. 1560 Iron or steel and leather Weight: 3 kg European Armoury I

German c. 1550 - 1560

Close-helmet Attributed to Wolfgang Grosschedel - Germany, probably Landshut c. 1550 - c. 1560 Iron or steel and copper alloy, etched, gilt and blackened Weight: kg

The State Hermitage Museum: Digital Collection -- Powered by IBMArmour  Grosschedel, Wolfgang.  Germany. Nuremberg. Circa 1550	 Steel, leather and copper; forged, etched and engraved.  Source of Entry:   Tsarskoe Selo Arsenal. 1885

The State Hermitage Museum: Digital Collection -- Powered by IBMArmour Grosschedel, Wolfgang. Circa 1550 Steel, leather and copper; forged, etched and engraved. Source of Entry: Tsarskoe Selo Arsenal.

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