A Medieval Bascinet, c. 1400

3085 1 v2

Item ref: 3085

  • Northern Europe
  • Steel
  • 32 cm / 12 in x 20 cm / 8 in


Private collection, Germany

Based on the character of preservation this helmet may have formed a part of the Chalcis hoard of armour discovered in 1840 on the Aegean island of Euboea. The hoard was made up of the former armoury of the Venetian garrison at Chalcis. At least thirty-six helmets were lost from this site between its discovery and its first detailed publication in 1911.