Category: armor

Chinese iron lamellar armor, Han Dynasty, 206 …

Chinese iron lamellar armor, Han Dynasty, 206 BC – 220 AD.

Illyrian bronze helmet, Greece, 7th-6th centur…

Illyrian bronze helmet, Greece, 7th-6th century BC.

from Hermann Historica

Armor of Polish King Stephan Bathory, 16th cen…

Armor of Polish King Stephan Bathory, 16th century.

from The Kunsthistorisches Museum

The Ribchester Helmet,

The Ribchester Helmet,

A ceremonial bronze Roman cavalry parade helmet with face mask, circa 1st-2nd century AD. Uncovered near Ribchester, England.

from The British Museum

Helmet produced in Gwalior, India, 18th Centur…

Helmet produced in Gwalior, India, 18th Century.

from The Victoria & Albert Museum

Polish mail and lamellar armor, circa 1580.

Polish mail and lamellar armor, circa 1580.

Chalcidean bronze helmet, Greece, 4th century …

Chalcidean bronze helmet, Greece, 4th century BC

from Christies

English closed helmet, 16th century.

English closed helmet, 16th century.

from The British Museum

victoriansword: Persian Kulah Khud (helmet), D…

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Persian Kulah Khud (helmet), Dhal (shield), and Bazu Band (vambrace), 19th Century

A fine suite of gold and silver-damascened Persian armor, early 19th centuryComprising: 1) Helmet, kulah khud, the domed skull chiseled with florals and panels of birds enclosed by gold-damascened strapwork; the apex fitted with 5 inch spike, the front with two plume sockets and sliding nasal; lower edge of skull with inscribed and silver-damascened panels and fitted with scalloped coif of fine, butted links. Interior retaining thin, quilted lining. 2) Shield, dhal, fitted with brass reinforced rim, the center with four gold-damascened and floral chased bosses, the field chiseled and damascened en suite to the helmet; this enclosed by minor borders composed of small panels chased with florals and a major border having large panels with silver-damascened cursive inscriptions. Reverse with quilted backing. 3) Arm guard, bazu-band, chiseled and gold-damascened en suite to the helmet and shield and fitted below the slightly cusped wrist with buckles and portions of mail wrist band.

German black and white armor, early 17th centu…

German black and white armor, early 17th century.

from Czerny’s International Auction House