The nasal helmet is a type of combat helmet with a bar covering the nose protecting the center of the face. It was used in Western European from the late 9th century until the mid 13th century. During this time it became the predominant form of head protection, replacing previous types of helmet such as the ridge helmet. Early nasal helmets were conical in shape. The skull could be raised from a single sheet of iron or be of composite, segmented (spangenhelm) construction. Though nasals had been used on earlier helmets, and on contemporary helmets found in Byzantium, Slavic Eastern Europe and the Middle East, those characteristic of the nasal helmet were in general larger and were fully integrated into either the skull or brow band of the helmet. This helmet has chain mail protecting the back of the neck.
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