Indo-Persian Composite Helmet, Fort Golconda, Hydrabad, India

Believed to have been excavated from or near the ruins of Fort Golconda, Hydrabad located in southern middle India this helmet is representative example of composite plate armor and chain mail; it is also representative of both Islamic and Hindu period influence. It is believed this helmet was buried perhaps along with its owner in 1687 (when it fell by treachery to the Mughals who were under the leadership of Aurangzeb (16181707, Mughal emperor of India [16581707]).

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