Armor, Steel, leather, German


ca. 1480 and later
Steel, leather
Wt. 48 lb. 13 oz. (22.14 kg); H. of helmet 8 1/2 in. (21 cm); Wt. of helmet 5 lb. (2268 g)
Armor for Man
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1904
Accession Number:
Not on view
Marking: Stamped on the right shoulder: ROM ROM below an orb, surmounted by a cross; stamped on the helmet three times with the Missaglia mark: a split-foot cross with the letters BG, BC, or BO; on the gorget plate of the buffe: one or two letters (unidentified) surmounted by a crown; also on the gorget plate: two marks consisting of two letters, possibly I and A, surmounted by a cross.
Paris. Palais du Trocadéro. "Exposition Universelle de 1878: L'Exposition Historique du Trocadéro," May 1–October 31, 1878 (lent by Spitzer, ours?).

Maison Quantin. La collection Spitzer: antiquité--moyen-âge--renaissance. Vol. VI. Paris: Frédéric Spitzer, 1890–1893. p. 1, no. 1, pl. 1.

Bréban, Philibert. Livret-guide du Visiteur à l'Exposition Historique du Trocadéro, edited by E. Dentu. new ed. ed. Paris: Palais du Trocadéro, 1878. p. 54, no. 6.

Galerie Georges Petit. Catalogue des Armes et Armures Faisant Partie de la Collection Spitzer. Paris: Galerie Georges Petit, June 10–14 1895. no. 1, ill. (sold for 51,000 francs).

Cosson, Charles Alexander. Le Cabinet d'Armes de Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc de Dino. Paris: E. Rouveyre, 1901. pp. 10–12, no. A.2, pl. 1.

Eudel, Paul. Trucs et Truqueurs: Altérations, Fraudes, et Contrefaçons Dévoilées. Paris: Librarie Molière, 1907. pp. 68–69.

Marcy, L., and Connaisseur. "Les Arts Aux Etas-Unis." Le Connaissuer (May 25, 1907), p. 4.

Marcy, L., and Connaisseur. "Les Arts Aux Etas-Unis." Le Connaissuer (May 18, 1907), p. 4.

Laking, Guy Francis, Charles Alexander Cosson, and Francis Henry Cripps-Day. A Record of European Armour and Arms Through Seven Centuries. Vol. I. London: G. Bell & Sons, 1920. pp. 201–208, fig. 240, ill.

Mann, James G. "Die Mailänder Plattnermarke ROM." Zeitschrift Für Historische Waffen Und Kostümkunde (1931), p. 302 (discusses armorer's mark ROM ROM).

Beard, Charles R. "'Too Good to be True': A Famous 'Gothic Armour' at New York." The Connoisseur (April 1932), pp. 219–225, ill.

Blair, Claude. "The Blithfield Sallet." The Archaeological Journal 111 (1954) pp. 160–167, fig. 1, ill.

Norman, A. V. B. "A Pauldron in the Scott Collection of Arms and Armour." The Scottish Art Review (1960), pp. 8–11, 30 (refers to MMA piece together with others bearing mark of ROM ROM).