Postcard; Turban helmet (migfer)

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This form of helmet (migfer), was common throughout the Islamic world from the mid-14th century to the early-16th century.  Its distinctive shape has prompted the modern term 'turban helmet'. Around the brow, picked out in silver against gold, is an inscription which translates as "Glorifier of the faith, victorious, triumphant king, to him be lasting glory, prosperity, wealth, power, peace, health and wealth". Above this is a fluted surface with delicate floral scrollwork, surmounted by another inscription which reads, "To its owner good fortune, peace, and health throughout his lifetime as long as the doves coo". Calligraphy was a very popular form of decoration on Islamic arms and armour.

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