RARE medieval knightly silver button with HERALDIC HORNED HELMET
Medieval gilt silver button heraldically decorated with a knightly horned great helm (with 3 dots decorating each horn) inside dotted circle. Hemispheric shape with a loop attached, front face slightly concave. Gold gilt visible especially on the front face. Size 12 mm diameter, 10 mm thickness including loop, weight 0.91 grams. Probably from the German or Austrian area. A horned great helm of a somehow similar type. (dated around 1350 AD) is kept at Kunsthistorisches Museum in Wien and belonged to Albert von Pranckh. These buttons made of precious metals and decorated with heraldic devices were fashionable among noblemen and knights around the middle of the 14. They were carefully made by jewelers not for everyday use but to decorate the ceremonial outfit of the high birth persons, and as such sometimes accompanied them in their tombs (fairly similar silver buttons but bearing a heraldic shield or letters were found inside one of the mid-14th century tombs from Arges princely church in Wallachia – google it). Obviously only a handful of buttons with a peculiar heraldic design was made upon request for a certain nobleman, this explains why these ornate buttons are rarely found today. Your chance to own a genuine, extremely rare piece of a knights garment. The item “RARE medieval knightly silver button with HERALDIC HORNED HELMET” is in sale since Thursday, March 21, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Armor & Shields”. The seller is “ningirsu” and is located in Budapest. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, Japan, Australia.
- Color: Silver
- Type: Helmet
- Theme: Medieval