Of course, I can hardly let this one pass. A parade helmet mad in a Milan workshop by Lucio Piccinino -my altime favorite artist in metal- this helmet was made between 1550-1570, possibly in 1567 according to my calculations. Piccinino as well as the Negroli workshops held the absolute monopoly on embossed armor. Many of the works are artsy but totally useless as armor and served only for ostentatious purposes. This helmet is part of the collection of: Museum für Deutsche Geschichte in Berlin/Germany