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 Korean Prince Helmets - Joseon Dynasty

 

 

Korean Prince Helmet - Joseon Dynasty (1550-1650)
According to the museum records, this helmet belonged to a 'Corean Prince and was taken by the troops of the Prince of Hizen [in the north-eastern part of present-day Japan's Saga prefecture, Kyushu] during the Taiko Samu's [Shogun Hideyoshi] expedition from Japan to Corea in 1594.'  Taiko was a title conferred to Hideyoshi, who launched an invasion of Korea in 1952 and was repelled by Admiral Yi Sun-Shin.  Admiral Yi Sun-Shin invented and commanded the Korean Turtle ships (Kobukson - world's first iron plated vessel). 

 

 
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