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Warrior's Helmet

3rd-2nd centuries BC

Museo Juan Cabré

Museo Juan Cabré
Calaceite, Spain

One-piece iron helmet. It has a uniform thickness and is hemispherical in shape, with a flat, semicircular rear visor or neck protector at the back with attachment holes. On top of the helmet is a sphere formed from the same piece of metal, as is commonly found on helmets from the peninsula. It has no metal cheek guards: it is thought the Iberians removed these as they got in the way during combat. The inside of the helmet is engraved with a falcata sword handle. It is a Montefortino helmet (Type B), according to H. Russell Robinson.

Details

  • Title: Warrior's Helmet
  • Date: 3rd-2nd centuries BC
  • Physical Dimensions: 190 x 260 mm; 8 mm
  • Type: Clothing of war
  • Rights: Gobierno de Aragón
  • External Link: CERES MCU
  • Medium: Iron / Forging
  • Fotografía: Hugo Roglán
  • Cultural Context: Iberian culture

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