Iron cuirass in Lamellar -like style (Germany, century). Probably an Eastern Roman artistic influence. Resembles Archaic Greek bell cuirass (thorax, century BCE) in shape, and Medieval Roman ("Byzantine") lamellar armour (klibanion) in construction.
Halberd | German | The Met Date:early 16th century Culture:German Medium:Steel, wood (ash) Dimensions:L. 76 5/8 in. (194.7 cm); L. of head 22 in. (55.9 cm); W. 10 in. (25.4 cm); Wt. 4 lbs. 13 oz. (2180 g) Classification:Shafted Weapons Credit Line:Gift of Howland Pell, 1936 Accession Number:36.78.1
Halberd | Italian | The Met Date:ca. 1525 Culture:Italian Medium:Steel, wood, textile Dimensions:L. 93 3/4 in. (238.1 cm); L. of head 21 1/4 in. (54 cm); W. 9 7/16 in. (24 cm); Wt. 4 lbs. 2.1 oz. (1873.9 g) Classification:Shafted Weapons Credit Line:Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913 Accession Number:14.25.338