Medieval Glossary


A high collar extended up to the nose to protect the neck and bottom portion of the face. Also called a 'bevor' or 'beaver' of the helmet.

Related term(s): Bevor; Great Bascinet; Gorge; Bascinet; Aventail; Cervelliere
Category: Armour and Shields
Added: 10.08.05
Source information: Wise, Terrence. Medieval Warfare. New York: Hastings House Publishers, Inc., 1976. 36; Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 53.


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