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English Cromwellian breastplate and "lobster tail" helmet, 1600s.

Currency:USD Category:Artifacts / Non-wreck Artifacts Start Price:900.00 USD Estimated At:1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD
English Cromwellian breastplate and  lobster tail  helmet, 1600s.
SOLD
2,200.00USD+ (385.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2017 Nov 03 @ 12:35UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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English Cromwellian breastplate and "lobster tail" helmet, 1600s. Breastplate 5,050 grams and 14" x 18-1/2"; helmet 1,300 grams and 16-1/2" x 9-1/2". Breastplate and helmet--just about all you need for a day's worth of battle. Breastplate is heavy (siege weight), hand-forged and complete with "bullet dent" proof mark, simple line engraved decorations, and two studs for attaching to backplate. Lobster-tail helmet is iron forged with articulated three-plate neck guard, ear covers suspended on leather hangers, front plate with three-bar face guard, and rounded helmet shape (the origin of the name "Round Heads" given to Cromwell's troops). Both items complete with numerous signs of age and use, minor-to-medium pitting, and brown toning. With photo-certificate.