ANHALT – PICKELHAUBE – OFFICER- INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 93.
Our unique offering today is a officer’s pickelhaube from the Duchy of Anhalt. This small Duchy fielded one regiment and it was Anhaltisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr 93. This regiment was raised in 1807 and fought in Spain along with other German contingents fighting with the British under the Duke of Wellington.
This regiment was split between the capital of Anhalt, Desau (Battailones Nr 1 and Nr 3) and Zerbst (Bataillone Nr 2). The regiment was assigned to the Prussian IV. Armeekorps.
This pickelhaube is all original. The leather body exhibits some spidering and one gouge which we will show in our photographs. The bulk of the furniture is brass which includes the flat chin scales, wappen officer stars, spike, etc. The only silver toned piece is the star with the coat of arms of the Duchy of Anhalt. This is superimposed over the center of the Prussian Eagle. The other detail to the exterior of this spike helmet are the Kokarden. These are not the Prussian style but rather those used by Saxony, Württemberg, Baden, etc. In my opinion these kokarden are far more beautiful and show off the pickelhaube to greater advantage.
The interior of the spike helmet has a fine brown leather sweatband. Attached to that is a silk liner. This liner shows considerable wear and significant tears to the surface. Under the silk of the pickelhaube we see no evidence of double holes where the wappen is attached. Further we see that all of the original hardware is in place.
You will note that we have another Anhalt pickelhaube on offer. That spike helmet is in a bit better condition. This pickelhaube has two advantages. First it has the non Prussian pattern of kokarden. Second we were able to acquire this helmet for a very favorable price and we are able to pass this on to you.
This is a consignment item.
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