Old Russian Arms and Armour: Helmets

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Untyped - Type I - Type II - Type IIa - Type IIb - Type III - Type IV - Type V - Later period


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Untyped - Scandinavian ‘spectacle’ helmets
 
nasal  nasal  nasal  nasal 
Desjatinna nasal (Kiev), 950 - 988AD.


 
Type I - Conical without nasal
 
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1. Gnëzdovo (1), 10th c.

 
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2. Nemia, 11th c.


 
Type II - Sphæroconical - 'Chernigov' type
 
helmet  helmet 
3. Gul’bishe, Chernigov, 10th c.

 
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5. Chernaia Mogila, Chernigov, 960-970AD.

 
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6. Mokroe, c.1000AD.

 
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7. Raiki, c.1100-1250AD.


 
Type IIa - Sphæroconical - variant
 
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9. Gnëzdovo (2), 10th c.
 
helmet 
10. Kiev (1), 1200-1250AD
 
helmet  helmet  helmet 
12. Babichi, 1150-1250AD


 
Type IIb - Sphæroconical: later type with nasal and tall spike
 
helmet 
14. Burti, 12-13th c.
 
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16. Tagancha, 12-13th c.
 
helmet 
17. Mirovka, 12-13th c.
 
helmet 
20. Unknown (?Ukraine), 12-13th c.


 
Type III - Helmets with face masks
 
helmet  helmet  helmet 
21. Lipovets, 12-13th c.
 
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22. Kovali, 12-13th c.


 
Type IV - Half-mask helmets
 
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24. Lykovo (Iaroslav helmet), 1150-1200AD.
 
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25. Nikolskoie, 1150-1250AD.
 
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27. Kiev (2), 1200-1250AD.


 
Type V - Hemispherical helmets with brims

 
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30. Peshki, 1250-1300AD.


 
Later Period - Bell shaped helmets with brims
 
helmet 
Unknown (European Russia), ?9th c. ?11th c. ?13-14th c.
 
helmet  helmet  helmet 
Kremlin Armoury (‘Nevskii helmet’), 13th c.







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