- Inspired by the Imperial Gallic helmet, a helmet known to German scholars as the Weissenau type.
- 18 gauge carbon steel with brass ornimatation
- fits 22" to 23" circumference
- rounded cap with visor
- protective rear tail at the base of the neck
- protective forehead rim
- Hinged cheek flaps
this is a Generic Roman Legionnaire's Helm
"typical mid-first century legionary helmet" in use on into the early 2nd century AD. Fragments of helmets of this style were found in rubbish pits at Colchester (now reassembled and displayed at the Colchester Castle Museum) and so can definitely be dated to the Boudican revolt of AD 61. Other datable helmets indicate a trend toward these more sloping neck guards in the last half of the 1st century, which continued through the 2nd and 3rd centuries. However, as both styles of neck guard were clearly used side by side, it was likely a matter of personal preference and/or armoury issue of what type could be worn by a particular Roman soldier.
Imperial Gallic helmet, a helmet known to German scholars as the Weissenau type