But the magnificent recumbent bronze effigy below represents him in his fighting kit, basnet on head.
Underwritten by Mr. basnet is an order to pay this sum, April, 1646.
The most general name for a helmet up to about 1450 was basnet, or bacinet.
Roland hastened to pull off his basnet, and beseech the Abbot's blessing.
"basnet," which occurs in stanza 10, is not a very common word in ballads.