Spanish Morion Helmet with golden details

The Spanish Morion Helmet is a piece of armor that covered his head and defended. In England this helmet (also known as the pikeman's pot) is associated with the New Model Army, one of the first professional militaries. More information...

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Spanish Morion Helmet with golden details

Please note: This is just an ornamental item, not intended for real use!

  • etching, gold details.
  • Handmade.
  • Real original size.
  • Weight approx. 950 g
  • Height 33cm

High-quality Spanish Morion Helmet of the Exclusive Collection "Historical Helmets" made by MARTO®

Certificate of Origin and Quality. Made in Toledo, Spain.

A morion is a type of open helmet used from the middle 16th and early 17th centuries, usually having a flat brim and a crest from front to back. Its introduction was contemporaneous with the exploration of North, Central, and South America. Explorers like Hernando de Soto and Coronado may have supplied them to their foot soldiers in the 1540s.

The iconic morion is popularly identified with early Spanish explorers and conquistadors, Hernan Cortez or Francisco Pizarro's conquest of the Incas in South America. The first English morions were issued during the reign of Edward VI.

The crest or comb on the top of the helmet was designed to strengthen it. Later versions also had cheek guards and even removable faceplates to protect the soldier from sword cuts.

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