RR6053N – Imperial Gallic H Helmet

$185.00

Roman Imperial Gallic H Helmet, Mid 1st Century Legionary Helmet, Steel and Brass

SKU: RR6053N Categories: ,

Description

This helmet is similar to the Gallic G but features a different style of eyebrows and a more protective, sloping neck guard.

The “Imperial-Gallic” helmet was based on the type of helmet used by the Gaul’s. These were more decorated than earlier varieties with embossed “eyebrows”, had a re-enforced peak and a ridged extension at the back as a neck-guard. These were initially probably made by Gallic smiths so retained the original influence in construction and design and stretched in use from the late 1st century BC through to the early 2nd century AD. These helmets were mainly made of iron with recesses for the ears and brass decoration including small circular bosses on the helmet and the cheek pieces. The crest holder consisted of a right-angled foot that slid into a tube on the crown of the helmet, although some versions found also have additional decorative plume holders at the ends of the peak.

keywords: Roman helmet, brass, carbon steel, first century, imperial gallic H, gaul, reenactment

Additional information

Weight 7.0000 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 12 in