- skullcap design of a rounded crown
- top is reinforced by a large ridge along the centerline
- nose piece extends down in the front of the helmet
- three red trimmed flaps protect the sides and back of the wearer's head and neck
- 16 gauge polished brass is studded with dozens of attractive faux gemstone pieces
- 22 to 23 Inch Circumference, 8.85 lbs weight
Late Roman Officer Jeweled Berkasovo Helmet, similar to a standard helmet, except that it is far more ornate. The skullcap design that features a rounded crown top is also reinforced by a large ridge along the centerline of the helmet. nose piece extends down in the front of the helmet, while three flaps protect the sides and back of the wearer's head and neck, rich, gilded look that has been studded with blue, green, and red jewels. The 16 gauge brass helmet has a polished Gold Appearance, and is studded with dozens of attractive faux gemstone pieces, and a 22 to 23 Inch Circumference.
Late Roman ridge helmets are depicted for the first time on coins of Constantine the Great and are believed to have come into use between 270 and 300 AD. They were used until the 6th century, and probably later. One specimen, of 5th century date, was found outside the Roman empire in Concești on Hunnic territory. Helmets with a rounded shape are also illustrated in Byzantine manuscripts of the 10-12th centuries, and may have been derived from the earlier Roman 'ridge helmet'
The Berkasovo helmet dates back to a fifth century AD and to be of Roman origin, was found in Berkasovo, Serbia.
Late Roman ridge helmet, found at Berkasovo, Serbia. This has silver-gilt sheathing and is studded with glass gems.