Medieval Glossary


A curtain of mail that attached to the rim of the bascinet and protected the neck by hanging over the shoulders. Also sometimes spelled 'aventaile.'

Related term(s): Aventaile; Bascinet; Great Bascinet; Cervelliere; Kettle Hat; Chapel de fer
Category: Armour and Shields
Added: 05.01.05
Source information: Wise, Terrence. Medieval Warfare. New York: Hastings House Publishers, Inc., 1976. 37.


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