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in the collection of Her Majesty The Queen: European Armour

Probably Flemish

Shaffron about 1520

RCIN 67301

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Shaffron of large size, formed of a main plate with flanged eye-openings and separate ear-defences, fitted at its upper end with a modern escutcheon. The main plate in its lower half flaring to the nostrils, its main edges formed with roped inward turns.  Similar to RCIN 72920 but with a less markedly rigid lower half and with no grooves accompanying its turned edges.

Text adapted from Arms and Armour in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen: European Armour, London, 2016