Early 19th c leather hat

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A  leather hat dating to the early to mid part of the 19th century.   Sometimes referred to in general terms as a costemonger's hat, this example was more likely to have belonged to be a miner's hat due to the two small holes where a lamp or candle is likely to have been attached at one point.   The hat leather is hard and the hat worn by some with quite a large head.

Measuring:  31 cm entire diameter 

British, c. 1840-1860