Illustration including one large shield from the first half of the 13th century, bearing a decorative cross. It also includes two men having a sword fight. The man on the left is wearing a shield from the close of the 14th century, while the man on the right uses a shield from the close of the 13th century. The man on the right is on horseback. Both men have their swords raised and are wearing full armor.

Medieval Shields from the 13th and 14th Centuries

Illustration including one large shield from the first half of the 13th century, bearing a decorative…

"A plant of the genus <i>Scutellaria</i>: so called from the helmet-like appendage to the upper lip of the calyx, which closes the mouth of the calyx after the fall of the corolla." &mdash;Whitney, 1889
<p>In the illustration, <i>a</i> represents the calyx. This illustration is of <i>Scutellaria serrata</i>, an herbaceous perennial mint.

Skullcap - Upper Part of the Flowering Stem

"A plant of the genus Scutellaria: so called from the helmet-like appendage to the upper lip of the…

The heraldic helmet of the sovereign.

Helm of the Sovereign

The heraldic helmet of the sovereign.

"Steel Armet, about A.D. 1450. A, calotte or cap; a, neck-guard riveted to A, and having a prolongation upward toward the crown; B, upper vizor, or umbril, with sight- or eye-hole; C, vizor with opening for breathing; D, aventaile, opening sidewise on hinges; E, rim of the sidewise on hinges; E, rim of the gorgerin (it has a groove between two ridges, which groove recieves the loer edge of the armet proper); F, one of two upright pins upon which the pauldrons are adjusted. The gorgerin is of three pieces, movable upon one another, and all riveted to a leather band beneath."-Whitney, 1902

Steel Armet

"Steel Armet, about A.D. 1450. A, calotte or cap; a, neck-guard riveted to A, and having a prolongation…

The crest and helmet of Sir Edmund de Thorpe.

Helm of Sir Edmund de Thorpe

The crest and helmet of Sir Edmund de Thorpe.

A banner of the faces of the heroes of the Trojan War.

Heroes of the Trojan War

A banner of the faces of the heroes of the Trojan War.

"The large <em>Helmet-Shells</em>, of the genus <em>Cassis</em> are used in the manufacture of cameos." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Cassis tuberosa

"The large Helmet-Shells, of the genus Cassis are used in the manufacture of cameos."…

Roman god of fire

Vulcan

Roman god of fire

Roman god of fire

Vulcan

Roman god of fire