The Roman army used the Montefortino-type helmet for a very long time.. From the beginning of the Punic Wars in the 3rd century until the era of Caesar Augustus, it was part of a legionary's standard equipment.
Our Roman helmet is one of the best available to buy in the UK. It is a replica (unofficial) of the helmet worn by the Centurion Lucius Veronus in the hit HBO series “Rome”. It is manufactured by Windlass Steelcrafts who produced many of the props for the original series.
It is hand hammered from 18 gauge brass and has a typical, bowl-shaped skull with a slightly sloping neck guard. The cheek pieces, which are designed to protect a large part of the face, are riveted to the hinges at the temples. The transverse crest ("crista transversalis") with red horsehair attached to the top of the bowl would have been worn by an officer with the rank of centurion or higher. Lined on the inside, our hammered brass Roman helmet with crest weighs around 2.16 kg. The cheek pieces have eyelets so they can be tied together.
- Weight: 4lbs. 12oz (inc. crest)