Cavalry helmet

Roman Britain, 3rd century AD
From Guisborough, Cleveland

This thin bronze helmet has embossed and lightly engraved decoration. The deities on the brow-plate include, appropriately, Victory, and the warlike gods Mars and Minerva.

It is sometimes difficult to determine whether a helmet was intended for full combat use or for parades and cavalry sports events. This helmet, originally fitted with a pair of protective cheek-pieces, may have served both roles.

 

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Dimensions

Height: 240.000 mm

Museum number

P&EE 1878 9-10 1

BCB63480

Gift of F.B. Greenwood

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