A good very heavyweight example of an English Civil War period helmet, sometimes called a ‘lobster-pot’, used by royalist an parlimentarian troops alike during the mid years of the 17th century. This is a typical troopers or harqubusiers helmet of very thick heavy steel, with a proof shit mark to one side to ‘prove’ this strength. The lower rim of the bowl shows two further marks stamps by the maker one applied to a rivet head, the other sttruck deeply into the metal itself. The bowl is formed of two halves, fire welded together and then chiselled to resemble a seam with rivet heads, some separation but very solid, probably caused by a blow. The peaked visor lifts partially to enable access to the wearers face and mouth, the triple bar face guard as used only in England and ubiquitous to the period. The reverse with a neckguard hammered from steel, and fashioned to give the impression of seperate lames. INside the helmet is black, with many square headed rivets used typically to retain the leather strapping and lining, now largely missingm as are the cheekguards which would have hung on leather attachments. Overall very good condition, a very nice characteristic example of these now scarce english examples. circa 1640.