European iron helmet, from a mass grave, battle of Visby, fought in July 1361 on the Swedish Baltic island of Gotland, between invading Danish troops and the local Gutnish forces. The Danish won a decisive victory. Due to the heat, the dead had to be disposed of quickly, and many were buried in their armour. The archaeological excavation of one of the mass graves, in the 1930s, revealed over 1000 skeletons.
Armet Date: ca. 1460 Geography: Milan Culture: Italian, Milan Medium: Steel Dimensions: Wt. 6 lb. 1 oz. (2749 g) Classification: Helmets Credit Line: Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Funds from various donors, 1929 Accession Number: 29.158.22 - See more at: http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/23232?img=3#sthash.bGyT2Khv.dpuf