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Genuine antique Spanish "CONQUSITADOR" style Comb Morion Helmet likely manufactured in either Germany or Italy around 450 years ago

VERY LIKELY the OLDEST steel battle helmet here in NZ

Sold by premiere UK militaria specialist auction house Wallis & Wallis 30 years ago

Whose experts described it as "A good Morion Circa 1580 formed in one piece, high rope comb, roped edging, brass rosettes around base, GC (some rosettes replaced, plume holder missing, minor damage to one peak tip)

Weight = 1.58 Kg

Height = 310 mm

length = 400 mm

Width = 230 mm

It is rather INTERESTING to COMPARE this helmet

With one that seems IDENTICAL to mine, which itself is apparently IDENTICAL to a Comb Morion Helmet, held in the US Metropolitan Museum of Art collection that WENT OVER ON THE MAYFLOWER as 1 of 2 armour helmets

The Mayflower was an English ship that transported the first English Puritans, known today as the Pilgrims, from Plymouth, England to the New World in 1620. There were 102 passengers, and the crew is estimated to have been about 30, but the exact number is unknown. The ship has become a cultural icon in the history of the USA.

ANOTHER *Near-Identical* Comb Morion Helmet **THAT HAS BEEN SOLD** for US$4400.00

Conquistadors (from Spanish and Portuguese for "conqueror") were the knights, soldiers & explorers of the Spanish & Portuguese Empires

During the Age of Discovery, conquistadors sailed beyond Europe to the Americas, Oceania, Africa, & Asia, conquering territory & opening trade routes.

They colonized much of the world for Spain & Portugal in the 16th, 17th, & 18th centuries

Besides conquests, Spanish conquistadors made significant explorations into the Amazon Jungle, Patagonia, the interior of North America, & the Pacific Ocean.

FAMOUSLY one type of these MORION HELMETS was DREDGED UP from the depths of Wellington Harbour in 1904 Please read the questions and answers for this listing.
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  • Seller location: North Shore, Auckland, NZ

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