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"Secrete" or Skull Cap (Hat Lining)

c. 1630–50
Overall: 20.3 x 16.5 x 10.2 cm (8 x 6 1/2 x 4 in.)
Weight: 560 g (1.23 lbs.)
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Metal skullcaps, for wear under a hat, allowed the owner invisible protection against edged weapons. They were worn by both soldiers and civilians.
"Secrete" or Skull Cap (Hat Lining)

"Secrete" or Skull Cap (Hat Lining)

c. 1630–50

England (?), 17th century

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