Of unusual design, embossed with punch marks (dot in square), which are loosely and arranged in lines along the helmet’s contours. Helmet also has offset rim and two ridges. Most likely from the ancient Italic region of Picenum.
Burgonet: A mermaidlike siren forming the helmet’s comb holds a grimacing head of Medusa by the hair. The sides of the helmet are covered with acanthus scrolls inhabited by putti, a motif derived from ancient Roman sculpture and wall paintings. Dated 1543.