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Herbert Art Gallery and Museum
This type of helmet is called a sallet. The body of the helmet was made from a single block of steel. It has a short tail, jaw bone type visor and additional brow reinforce. It dates from the time of the Wars of the Roses and was kept in St. Mary's Guildhall in Bayley Lane as part of the city armoury. It was made around 1460 by Martin Rondelle of Bruges who made some of the best quality armour including for Sir John Paston of Norfolk.
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