Carcanet or carcan is a jeweled collar or necklace, from the old French, carcan, meaning collar. Carcanets were typically quite elaborate and formal, and worn closely fitted. The style seems to have first appeared with the reemergence of the necklace during the end of the medieval period in the late 1300s.
Helmet. 1811-12, London, England. This helmet fashioned from silver and gilt is an extravagant piece. This type of helmet was introduced for cavalry soldiers in the Napoleonic wars. A wolf, a symbol of ferocity, sits on top of the helmet.