Royal Armouries

Warwick Shaffron

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Detail of the Warwick Shaffron - armour defence for a horse

  • Detail of the Warwick Shaffron - armour defence for a horse

Date: 1400 | Object number: VI.446

Warwick Shaffron

Description

The Warwick shaffron is a very rare European armour for a horse dating from around 1400.

It is very large and was designed to encompass the whole of the horse’s head.

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