[ANSTHRLD] 15th-century barrel helm

John iaenmor at swbell.net
Mon Apr 19 15:42:10 PDT 2010

Something tells it is actually a Frogmouth helmet.  Is something like 
this.  http://www.flickr.com/photos/historicalsolutions/2340636542/


Coblaith Muimnech wrote:
> Could someone describe to me the defining characteristics of a 
> 15th-century barrel helm?  That's listed on the registration form as 
> our default for heraldic achievements 
> <http://herald.ansteorra.org/achievements/Achievementform061002.pdf>, 
> but the returns on a Google search for the "15th century" and "barrel 
> helm" all seem to say things like, "The Barrel Helm was the very large 
> helmet used in 13th century," "The. . .barrel helm, of the High Middle 
> Ages arose in the late twelfth century in the context of the crusades 
> and remained in use until the fourteenth century," and, "Used in the 
> 13th Century, Barrel helms were a necessity for men at arms," and 
> where photos of original or recreated barrel helms are presented, the 
> dates given for them are similar.  So I'm having a little trouble 
> figuring out what a "15th-century barrel helm" looks like.
> Coblaith Muimnech
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