Helmet of St Wenceslas (14 Gauge)
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Make your own Medieval experience and complete your Viking re-enactment armour harness with this reproduction helmet of St. Wencelas. The original artefact is currently on exhibition at The Story of Prague Castle exhibition in the Old Royal Palace in Prague, Czech Republic
St. Wenceslas (Wenceslaus I ) the “Good King" is believed to have worn the original relic as duke of Bohemia in the early 10th century.
His martyrdom, as well as several popular biographies, gave rise to his heroic reputation. Resulting in Wenceslaus being posthumously declared king and elevated to sainthood
It is theorised that the helmet’s nose-piece represents the figure of Jesus Christ on the cross. However, there is also evidence that nasal and rim depicting the Viking god Odin
Suitable for a wide variety of historical periods, the design of the helm is similar to the traditional late Norman, Anglo-Saxon and Viking era helmets of the 8th to 12th century as well as those worn in the first crusade.
The photos below include a photo of the original relic and a statue of Saint Wenceslaus in Wenceslaus Square in Prague wearing this style of helm.
The helm has a circumference of 68cm which enables the wearer to also fit a suitable padded chain mail coif, or padded cap.
The Helmet includes an adjustable leather liner with chinstrap and solid brass Buckle.
Like the original artefact this helmet has a high central peak and oval shape.
Made from 14 gauge steel.
Wooden helmet stand shown available separately.
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