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Roman Cavalry Galea (Helmet) - Type A - Mid First Century AD

Roman Cavalry Galea (Helmet) - Type A - Mid First Century AD

As Romans were never considered exceptionally good horsemen, and the role of the cavalry not as important in the Roman thought process, the Equitatus (cavalry) was generally made up of non-Roman horsemen. While they would play an important part of Legionary tactics, the Roman Cavalry was considered secondary and would remain the weakest part of the Roman Army until the very late Imperial period. Roman cavalry of the early and middle Empire was organized in alae, units of 500 to 1,000 men under the command of a Praefectus Equitum, divided into squadrons, or turmae, of 32 horsemen under the command of decurions. The model shown depicts a Roman cavalry helmet from around AD 50. #armor #army #battle #cavalry #cavalry_helmet #Galea #helmet #Legion #Legionary #legionary_helmet #military #Roman #Roman_helmet #Rome #Soldier #war #warrior
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