The thraex was a gladiator who was armed the Thracian way with a small square shield, the parmula, and a short sword with a slightly curved blade, the sica, which was supposed to cut the unprotected back of the opponent. He also wore a protector for his sword arm and shoulder, shin protectors, a broad belt and a helm with a plume, a visor and a high crest for protection. Together with the hoplomachus, the thraex was used against the murmillos, who were armed as Roman legionaries, to illustrate the contradiction between the Roman soldiers and their non-Italic enemies.
This brass thraex helmet is made after an original found in Pompeii. It is suitable for a head circumference up to 63 cm and it weighs 4,9 kg. The crest is decorated with a griffin, the companion of the revenge goddess Nemesis. The helmet has a decoration of a palm leaf symbolizing victory.
Length (front to back): 23 cm
Width (ear to ear): 19.5 cm
Max. head circumference: 63 cm
Thickness: 1.3 mm
Inlay: arming cap
Weight: 3.4 kg
Based on a historical original: yes
Transport weight (gram): 8000 *
Maintenance & care
Prevent rust and corrosion by oiling your armour regularly. Remove rust easily with black sandpaper.
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.