Romans take the Greeks Helmet Ideas to New HeightsPosted on November 8th, 2010 No comments
Influenced by the Greeks, Romans also had a few similar designs to their helmets. There were few different types of Roman helmets as well, which included the Montefortino, Coolus and the Imperial-Gallic. The Montefortino helmets were worn by soldiers dating back to 4th century B.C. to the 1st century B.C. This particular helmet was actually designed after the Celts model, made from brass and conical in shape with a small extension on the back used as a neck guard. Based upon a Gallic form of helmet the Coolus helmet was made in the Coolus district of Marne during the 3rd century B.C. to the 1st century A.D. The Coolus’ pattern was made in bronze and copper; it was round in shape with a neck guard and had a spike plug-in for a plume. The Imperial Gallic helmet was worn by Roman soldiers during late 1st century B.C. through 2nd century A.D. These Gallic helmets included ear protectors and brass accents that were decorated around the helmet.
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