Kettle hat, anonymous, c. 1375 - c. 1399

Kettle hat, anonymous, c. 1375 - c. 1399

forging, h 20.5cm × w 31.6cm × d 39.7cm More details

Soldiers storming town walls and castles wore a kettle hat, a type of helmet that protected the head and the shoulders from projectiles and hot tar that the enemy used to thwart the attackers. The helmet is wrought from a single sheet of iron and lined inside with leather. It was found in the River Rhine in the Netherlands.

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