Top Ten Objects
Here are ten of the finest objects from the Royal Armouries collections, as recommended by our curators.
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The 'Tokugawa' armour
A gift to James I of England from the Shogun of Japan.
Dates from 1610 | Object number: XXVIA.1
Burmese bronze cannon
Bronze cannon in the form of a dragon.
Dates from 1790 | Object number: XIX.123
This is the largest animal armour in the world.
Dates from about 1600 | Object number: XXVIA.102
German 'Gothic' style armour
A late 15th century armour for man and horse.
Dates from 1480 | Object number: II.3
The 'Horned' helmet
A gift from the Maximilian I to King Henry VIII of England.
Dates from 1514 | Object number: IV.22
The 'Lion' armour
The finest decorated armour in the Royal Armouries collection.
Dates from 1550 | Object number: II.89
The 'Lyle' basinet
The finest surviving 14th century basinet in the world.
Dates from 1370 | Object number: IV.470
A gold 15th century Ming dynasty sword
Dates from 1420 | Object number: XXVIS.295
1861 Colt Navy revolvers
A presentation pair of Colt model 1861 Navy revolvers.
Object number: PR.3536
Corinthian (Greek) bronze helmet
A bronze Greek ‘Corinthian’ helmet from 6th century BC.
Dates from 650 BC | Object number: IV.541