armour a variant spelling of basinet
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The later form of bascinet has a movable visor which is known among armour collectors as the pig-faced bascinet (Plate V).
Sometimes, in the case of Royalty or princes of rank, the bascinet was encircled with a fillet or crown of gold and gems.
In this illustration appears also the gorget of plate that was worn over the throat and chin with the bascinet.
The wearing of the bascinet, salade, burgonet, and like helmets needs no detailed description.
It was fixed to hinges at the sides of the bascinet with pins, and was removable at will.A Complete Guide to Heraldry | Arthur Charles Fox-Davies