The galea was the Roman helmet from the 4thcentury BC to the 3th century AD. The design varied per period and unit. The Roman helmets were influenced by the Etruscans, the Greeks and the Gauls. The Gauls have probably introduced the chainmail in Rome as well. In 1975 galeae were subdivided in four types by H. Russell Robinson and since then these types are often used to classify a helmet.
The so-called mask helmets were used by the Roman cavalries around the 1stcentury AD. This helmet is a replica of an original found in Hungary and is nowadays being exhibited in New York. The mask and the decorations are made of brass. The helmet can be fastened with a leather strap and the mask is clothed with leather for wearing comfort and it can be opened. The helmet is suitable for a head circumference up to 62 cm.
Length (front to back): 22.5 cm
Width (ear to ear): 20 cm
Max. head circumference: 62 cm
Material: carbon steel
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.