A Cabaset stamped with an arsenal mark

A Cabaset Stamped with the Arsenal Mark of the Barberini Family.
£895.00

ID: 4707

With one-piece almond shaped skull with characteristic stalk, the base retaining a few original rivets, downturned brim with guttered and rolled rim. Stamped with the arsenal mark for the Barberini family. 


Notes:

This helmet is from a group which appeared on the market in 1978. Originally sold at auction house Wallis & Wallis. 


The Barberinis supplied armour for the Papal Army in the late 16th Century. Maffeo Barberini became Pope Urban VIII, 1623-1644. His brother, Taddeo, was made Supreme Commander of the Papal Army. 

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