Pendant Helmet of the Knights Templar, 24 mm
The term helmet only appears in the 11th century and means head-armour. Around the 10th century the helmet was cone shaped and only had a nasal. The need to get better protection for the whole face led to the creation of a cylindrical helmet, which covered the whole head and only had slots for the eyes. Hence the carrier was hard to recognize. It seems that this caused the development of heraldry.
Product No: 9938