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Roman legionary's helmet of the Montefortino/Buggenum type,  1st century A.D. Cast and embossed bronze, retaining much of its silver-colored white metal plating (tin-plating). Hemispherical skull with a stud-shaped top knob. Perforated neck protector slightly sloping, with reinforcement bulges on the rim. These also trim the rest of the helmet. Perforated cheek pieces on the sides with double-pinned hinges, 34 cm high. Private collection, from Hermann Historica auction

Roman legionary's helmet of the Montefortino/Buggenum type, 1st century A.D. Cast and embossed bronze, retaining much of its silver-colored white metal plating (tin-plating). Hemispherical skull with a stud-shaped top knob. Perforated neck protector slightly sloping, with reinforcement bulges on the rim. These also trim the rest of the helmet. Perforated cheek pieces on the sides with double-pinned hinges, 34 cm high. Private collection, from Hermann Historica auction

Agen Port helmet, 1st century B.C., from Giubiasco Ticino, Switzerland

Agen Port helmet, 1st century B.C., from Giubiasco Ticino, Switzerland

Roman helmet, Montefortino/Buggenum/Hagenau type,  1st century B.C. - 1st century A.D. An embossed inscription "ALON" on the inside of the neck protector, either it is the shortened form of a personal name such as "Alonius". Extremely rare helmet from the transition period to the late Augustinian, 15,6 cm high Private collection, from Hermann Historica auction

Roman helmet, Montefortino/Buggenum/Hagenau type, 1st century B.C. - 1st century A.D. An embossed inscription "ALON" on the inside of the neck protector, either it is the shortened form of a personal name such as "Alonius". Extremely rare helmet from the transition period to the late Augustinian, 15,6 cm high Private collection, from Hermann Historica auction

East Celtic iron helmet, 3rd/2nd century B.C. Iron skull hammered in one piece. Riveted crest plate with rod-shaped support for the helmet decoration. Neck-guard set-off by an embossed shoulder. The sides with large, riveted cheek piece hinges. The attached cheek pieces with three ornamental bosses each. Height 34 cm. Private collection, from Hermann Historica auction

East Celtic iron helmet, 3rd/2nd century B.C. Iron skull hammered in one piece. Riveted crest plate with rod-shaped support for the helmet decoration. Neck-guard set-off by an embossed shoulder. The sides with large, riveted cheek piece hinges. The attached cheek pieces with three ornamental bosses each. Height 34 cm. Private collection, from Hermann Historica auction

Montefortino helmet, worn by legionnaires from the first Punic war, recovered from a wreck of the coast of Tunisia

Montefortino helmet, worn by legionnaires from the first Punic war, recovered from a wreck of the coast of Tunisia

Roman republican helmet, Roman legionary’s helmet of the Montefortino/ Buggenum type, 1st century B.C.-1st century A.D.

Roman republican helmet, Roman legionary’s helmet of the Montefortino/ Buggenum type, 1st century B.C.-1st century A.D.

Montefortino/Canosa helmet 4th/3rd century B.C.  Heavy cast helmet with a leaf ornamented top knob and remnants of an iron plume fork clamped to the knob, a contoured decorative strip running along the lower rim. Large, curved cheek pieces with tubular hinges and large rivet heads for attaching the chinstraps. Hinged bands inside the helmet, an attachment hole at the nape of the neck, 18.3 cm high Private collection, from Hermann Historica auction

Montefortino/Canosa helmet 4th/3rd century B.C. Heavy cast helmet with a leaf ornamented top knob and remnants of an iron plume fork clamped to the knob, a contoured decorative strip running along the lower rim. Large, curved cheek pieces with tubular hinges and large rivet heads for attaching the chinstraps. Hinged bands inside the helmet, an attachment hole at the nape of the neck, 18.3 cm high Private collection, from Hermann Historica auction

Montefortino helmet, circa 350-250 B.C. The crown topped by rosette finial, the narrow rear peak with hatched 'rope' border extending around the helmet perimeter, twin attachment rings on the underside, with cusped cheekpieces, 33 cm high. Private collection, from Christie's auction

Montefortino helmet, circa 350-250 B.C. The crown topped by rosette finial, the narrow rear peak with hatched 'rope' border extending around the helmet perimeter, twin attachment rings on the underside, with cusped cheekpieces, 33 cm high. Private collection, from Christie's auction

Montefortino helmet, 3rd century B.C.  The crown topped by foliate finial, the narrow rear peak with hatched triangular motif and 'rope' border extending around the helmet perimeter, "VII S" incised on the underside, 21.6 cm high. Private collection, from Christie's auction

Montefortino helmet, 3rd century B.C. The crown topped by foliate finial, the narrow rear peak with hatched triangular motif and 'rope' border extending around the helmet perimeter, "VII S" incised on the underside, 21.6 cm high. Private collection, from Christie's auction

Montefortino helmet, 4th century B.C. Private collection

Montefortino helmet, 4th century B.C. Private collection

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