Roman Centurion Galea (Helmet) w/ Crest Block - Gallic Type C - Early First Century AD

Roman Centurion Galea (Helmet) w/ Crest Block - Gallic Type C - Early First Century AD

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Based on a classification system developed by H. Russell Robinson in 1975, Roman infantry helmets were divided into four classifications: Montefortino, Coolus, Imperial Gallic and Imperial Italic. These were additionally lettered within each group to show significant variations in date and methods of construction. He also classified approximately 30 different types of check guards, which were in use with these and other varieties of Roman Helmets. And while developed during different time periods, ranging from 300 BC to AD 225, it was not uncommon for helmets from all four classifications to be used concurrently during this entire range of dates. The Imperial Gallic helmet shown here fell under the third classification, appearing around AD 15 and continuing into the 2nd century. The helmet is shown with it's transverse crest block installed, which would have been the normal setup for the centurion in his position as an officer in the army. #armor #army #army_helmet #battle #Centurion #galea #helmet #Legion #Legionary #legionary_helmet #military #Optio #Roman #Roman_helmet #Rome #Soldier #war #warrior
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