The later Roman helmet types were not based on Celtic designs anymore, but presumably on the helmets from the Persian Empire, which was emerging in that period. Around the 2nd century AD the cavalry had become an essential part of the Roman army, although it remained a vulnerable unit, one fifth of the army consisted of cavalry. Usually this involved auxiliae.
The helmet is made of steel and is suitable for a head circumference up to 61 cm. It is delivered including a cotton arming cap.
Length (front to back): 22.5 cm
Width (ear to ear): 19 cm
Max. head circumference: 61 cm
Material: carbon steel
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 2.3 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.