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I’m in Saudi Arabia talking to a trader. He has a helmet he says in Mongolian from the 1700s. He is asking $1300 USD. I have a picture.

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I will try again. I’m in Saudi Arabia talking to a trader. He has a helmet he says is Mongolian from the 1700s. He is asking about 4500 sar ($1300). I have a picture

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Antique Expert: Erin-Marie Wallace, CEO of Rare-Era.com Appraisals & Auctions replied 7 months ago
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If you could upload a few images of the helmet, including details of it's construction (and dimensions, if you are able), I would be happy to evaluate it for you.

Sincerely,

Erin-Marie

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Antique Expert: Erin-Marie Wallace, CEO of Rare-Era.com Appraisals & Auctions replied 7 months ago

Your images have just arrived on my end, I'll research and review and be back shortly with your answer.

Sincerely,

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Antique Expert: Erin-Marie Wallace, CEO of Rare-Era.com Appraisals & Auctions replied 7 months ago

I cannot find an exact match for this form so I am going to opt out of this question and let the other experts on the platform access it. Your images and text will be available to them.

Sincerely,

Erin-Marie

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Antique Expert: AppraiserJM, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher replied 7 months ago
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Hi, my name is*****'m a certified appraiser and I'd be happy to help.

This is a Persian kolāhxud-e divsar (demon-headed helmet). The metal showing is copper. It's likely plated over steel.

This may be 18th century, but more likely is 19th. I do not think it's 17th, nor is it Mongolian, and it's missing the chain mail that should hang from it.

In it's condition, which is very worn and minus the chain leather, the value at retail should be perhaps $1,000.00 - $1,200.00.

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