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Roman iron and bronze helmet, ca 150 A.D.

Roman iron and bronze helmet, ca 150 A.D.

Ancient Roman bronze legionary helmet of Aquincum type, Imperial time period, Principate.

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Ancient Roman bronze legionary helmet of Aquincum type, Imperial time period, Principate.

Roman Gallic "G" helmet, 1st century A.D. Rhine River at Mainz-Weisenau. Worms museum

Roman Gallic "G" helmet, 1st century A.D. Rhine River at Mainz-Weisenau. Worms museum

Copper alloy Roman legionary helmet, coolus type E. Hemispherical skull-cap, broad neck-guard, separate brow-guard attached by a rivet at either side and originally secured to the skull cap in front with solder. Tubular plume-holder and attachment for cheek-piece at each side, traces of knob on plume holder at top; hole for suspension in neck guard. Gash in front, repaired. Four punched inscriptions on neck guard.  J.M.VLVRI.-AVL- J.MAR--POSTVMVS I SER.RVFI J.MA.AVL.SAVPEI

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Side: right Copper alloy Roman legionary helmet, coolus type E. Hemispherical skull-cap, broad neck-guard, separate brow-guard attached by a rivet at either side and originally secured to the skull cap in front with solder. Tubular plume-holder and attachment for cheek-piece at each side, traces of knob on plume holder at top; hole for suspension in neck guard. Gash in front, repaired. Four punched inscriptions on neck guard. J.M.VLVRI.-AVL- J.MAR--POSTVMVS I SER.RVFI J.MA.AVL.SAVPEI

Elmo in bronzo della fanteria di tipo "H" italico imperiale. Rinvenuto a Niedermormter, nei pressi di Xantren. Questo pezzo è l'ultimo esemplare conosciuto di elmo della fanteria romana derivato dal modello gallico. realizzato probabilmente tra la fine del secondo e l'inizio del terzo secolo d.C. Collezione Rheinisches Landesmuseum a Bonn (Germania).

Elmo in bronzo della fanteria di tipo "H" italico imperiale. Rinvenuto a Niedermormter, nei pressi di Xantren. Questo pezzo è l'ultimo esemplare conosciuto di elmo della fanteria romana derivato dal modello gallico. realizzato probabilmente tra la fine del secondo e l'inizio del terzo secolo d.C. Collezione Rheinisches Landesmuseum a Bonn (Germania).

Roman Military Helmet, Weisenan type. Iron with Brss fittings. Madrid Archeological Museum.

Roman Military Equipment: Helmets

:Roman Bronze or brass helmet of the Weisenau /Nijmegen Type, . 1st century BC – 1st century AD. H. 19cm (+21cm for cheekpieces). Weight 1.3kg.

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Montefortino type helmet from the Museo Civico Archeologico di Bologna  (image copyright Museo Civico Archeologico di Bologna)

Roman Military Equipment: Helmets

Weisenau helmet, late type, late 1st century A.D., with cross bar reinforcement, from Theilenhofen

Weisenau helmet, late type, late 1st century A.D., with cross bar reinforcement, from Theilenhofen

Hybrid Boeotian-Pilos helmet, hellenistic period, 2nd - early 1st century B.C. The skull of the helmet, measuring circa 22 cm with a hammered brow element rising to a point in the centre front, with volutes on either side. There is a famous depiction of this helmet type on the Domitius Ahenobarbus relief (late 2nd - 1st century BC) which was discovered in Rome and sparked debate on deployment in the Late Republican Roman Army. Private collection, from Hermann Historica auction

Hybrid Boeotian-Pilos helmet, hellenistic period, 2nd - early 1st century B.C. The skull of the helmet, measuring circa 22 cm with a hammered brow element rising to a point in the centre front, with volutes on either side. There is a famous depiction of this helmet type on the Domitius Ahenobarbus relief (late 2nd - 1st century BC) which was discovered in Rome and sparked debate on deployment in the Late Republican Roman Army. Private collection, from Hermann Historica auction

Thames Coolus, a Robinson's type E coolus helmet of mid 1st c CE in possession of British Museum. Especially interesting because of so many ownership marks on the neckguard. It was a well attested custom of Roman legionaries to punch their names in genitivus (often also their centuria's affiliation) on personal items. Here as many as 5 different owners can be indentified: Dulcius, Postumus, Saufeus, Servius & Rufus. This shows how long sometimes equipment circulated, was recycled in Roman…

Thames Coolus, a Robinson's type E coolus helmet of mid 1st c CE in possession of British Museum. Especially interesting because of so many ownership marks on the neckguard. It was a well attested custom of Roman legionaries to punch their names in genitivus (often also their centuria's affiliation) on personal items. Here as many as 5 different owners can be indentified: Dulcius, Postumus, Saufeus, Servius & Rufus. This shows how long sometimes equipment circulated, was recycled in Roman…

Roman auxiliary helmet from Thracia. It have had a neck guard made of mail or scale armour. The burial, attributed to a Roman auxiliary soldier (whether archer or cavalryman is debated), is dated to the late 1st c. CE.

Roman auxiliary helmet from Thracia. It have had a neck guard made of mail or scale armour. The burial, attributed to a Roman auxiliary soldier (whether archer or cavalryman is debated), is dated to the late 1st c. CE.

Late roman helmet, Burgh Castle type, IV cent. A.D.

Late roman helmet, Burgh Castle type, IV cent. A.D.

Roman Imperial Gallic F helmet of a legionary. The Besancon helmet from France. 1st century CE.

Roman Imperial Gallic F helmet of a legionary. The Besancon helmet from France. 1st century CE.