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Prussian 1st Garde of Foot - 1st Battalion- Miter, for Enlisted Man

Extremely Rare

RARE!! Prussian 1st Guard of Foot -1st Battalion Miter Model for Enlisted Man 1889-1894. This rare Miter has an interesting history. On March 30, 1824 (AKO) this “Russian Style” Miter with Guard Star and Crown was awarded to the Prussian 1st Guard of Foot Regiment – 1st and 2nd Battalions. It was made of a flat brass sheet metal. The Guard Star and Crown were pressed into the metal. The chinscales were held to the helmet with flaming bomb style rosettes (see photos). On January 27, 1889 (AKO) the “Semper Talis” banner was awarded to the 1st Guard of Foot -1st Batallion for both the Pickelhaube and Miter helmet. The banner was an additional piece that was attached above the Guard Star on the Miter helmet.
On February 9, 1894 (AKO) a completely new style Miter helmet was established for the 1st Guard of Foot Regiment. The older style “Russian Miter” helmets had the “Semper Talis” motto removed from the Miters face, leaving 2 small holes above the Guard Star. These helmets were then awarded to Kaiser (Tsar) Alexander Guard Regiment.
This helmet is one of the original M1848 Miters that was made of brass sheet face with embossed Guard Star and Crown that was awarded the separately attached “Semper Talis” banner in 1889. Inside is a full leather EM style liner in excellent condition. Heavy early style chinscales that are joined by the leather inner strap (see photo). The chinscales are held to the helmet with flaming bomb rosettes. The red cloth back bag is in excellent condition with white cloth trim. The cloth has no moth damage or color loss. Complete with original cloth “Puschel” or Pom-Pom field badge. Amazing and extremely RARE helmet of historical importance. Worn by the Prussian 1st Guard of Foot 1st Battalion for only 5 years. Very few of these original helmets remain. 

  • Reference : Head1068
  • Overall condition : Excellent
  • State / Country : Prussian
  • Hold : No

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