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Ruess Pickelhaube / Spiked Helmet for Officer in Infanterie Rgt 96

Ruess Pickelhaube / Spiked Helmet for Officer in Infanterie Rgt 96

Regular price $5,795.00 USD
Regular price $6,495.00 USD Sale price $5,795.00 USD
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This is a rare opportunity to own a piece of history with this officer pickelhaube from the second battalion of the 96th Infanterie-Regiment, also known as the 7th Thuringian/Saxon-Altenburg, Reuss, and Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt in the Saxon Duchy numbering system.

Formed in 1867, the regiment saw action in the Franco-Prussian War and World War I, serving on both the Western in the battle of Namur and Eastern Fronts in 1915 at the battles of Verdun and Cambrai.

The helmet body is made of leather and is in excellent condition, with no damage.

The interior features a standard officer's silk liner with slight signs of use but no tares or shredding.

The helmet features a tall and elegant spike, a common feature among Saxon (Reuss is a Duchy of Saxony) officers.

All of the furnishings are made of brass, and the helmet features a Reich and Reuss (pronounced Royce) kokarde.

The helmet plate features the Prussian Heraldic Eagle with the "FUERST" motto banner, and the REUSS crowned coat of arms encircled by a wreath of laurel leaves on an eight-pointed star.

This helmet is extremely rare and in amazing condition.


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