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Cabasset 1600

Normal form, small stalk, narrow down turned brim. Heavy skull. Brim marked with a shield with three elements and surmounted by a crown. The mark appears to be the arms of Pope Urban VIII (Mafeo Barberini) 1623-44. The mark would indicate that it was in his armoury. Line of lining rivets with brass decorated washers (replaced) near the base of the skull. The discussion associated with Royal Armouries item number IV.2018 indicates that a large group of these, many of which have the same mark, came through Wallis and Wallis which are associated with a hoard of these found in the cellar of a house in Ireland. The RA description disputes the association of the mark with the Barberini and dates theirs to 1585-1599. This one may or may not have gone through that source. It was obtained later without provenance back to that group.

Measurements: weight 3 pounds 11.2 ounces (1680g). Thickness: Usual variation in thickness as expected. Relatively thick. Basically .09 in. to .10 in. with some areas thinning to .08 and some up to .105.

Exhibited: Feb. 10 2023-Feb. 29 2024 Orange County Historical Museum Hillsborough NC


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