Early WWI Prussian Artillery Enlisted Pickelhaube (Spiked Helmet) w/ Owner's Initials & Unit Marking
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Early WWI Prussian Artillery Enlisted Pickelhaube (Spiked Helmet) w/ Owner's Initials & Unit Marking

Code: gmimu00002psp-CON


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Product Description

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ARTIFACT: Early WWI Prussian Artillery Enlisted Picklehaube M1895 (spiked helmet) with original owner's initials and unit markings. The helmet is hardened black leather with reinforced with brass trim, helmet plate, and spike at the crown. The brass ornamental plate features an eagle facing the viewer's left with wings spread and reads: "MIT GOTT- FUR KOENIG UND VATERLAND" with the letters "FR" in the center of the eagle's breast. The underside of the front brim shows the original owner's initials and the underside of the rear brim shows the unit markings (See photos).

VINTAGE: Circa WWI

SIZE: Approximately Ear to ear: 6-1/2"; Front to back: 9-1/2"; 'Spike' 3" x 1-7/8"; 5" x 4-1/2"

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Black, hardened leather, brass, leather, ink

ATTACHMENT: None, missing chin strap and cockades.

MARKINGS: Unit markings in ink and initials in pencil

ITEM NOTES: This is from a Prussian militaria collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. ebay CON-MDN-20-16 LGGEX4/16

CONDITION: 7 (Very Fine): Mild to moderate wear, chin strap and cockades are missing, the leather and brass are in very fine to excellent condition.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.