This is a replica of an Imperial Gallic galea which is found in the Roman city of Aquincum in Budapest, a city founded in 89 AD. The original probably dates from the late 1stcentury AD and is made of a copper alloy.
This reproduction is made of brass. It is suitable for a head circumference up to 60 cm and it weighs 2,8 kg. It is delivered with an arming cap to wear underneath the helmet.
Length (front to back): 21.5 cm
Width (ear to ear): 19 cm
Max. head circumference: 60 cm
Thickness: 1.3 mm
Inlay: arming cap
Weight: 1.8 kg
Based on a historical original: yes
Transport weight (gram): 3000 *
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.
Tip: How to adjust the finish of your armour and weaponry
Luxurious (polished)- polish the steel with metal polish or toothpaste. You can even give the item a mirror-like polish. Test on a small surface first!
Handmade (matte)- soak the steel in cola for 40 minutes to 20 hours. Check regularly and treat with black sandpaper.
Antique (patinated) leave the steel to rust for some time in a damp environment, preferably outside. Remove the red layer of rust, to reveal the corroded top layer.
Please note. After finishing the product yourself, the warranty and return right expire. Celtic WebMerchant is not responsible for the obtained result.