A simple, close-fitting steel helmet that is round in shape. It was sometimes worn under a coif, and it would evolve into the bascinet in the fourteenth century.
Related term(s): Coif; Bascinet; Great Bascinet; Aventail; Kettle Hat; Chapel de fer
Category: Armour and Shields
Source information: Wise, Terrence. Medieval Warfare. New York: Hastings House Publishers, Inc., 1976. 37.