Lamellar Helmet

Mongolian or Tibetan

Not on view

Other than fragmentary excavated examples, few helmets of this type have survived, and virtually none is in as pristine condition as this one. The general type was in use from eastern Europe through Central Asia by the sixth century and may have remained in use in Tibet and among the Mongols and other Central Asian peoples as late as the seventeenth century. A carbon-14 test on a sample of the lacing from this helmet resulted in a date range of 1271 to 1431.

Lamellar Helmet, Iron, leather, Mongolian or Tibetan

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