Equip. | Galea
ROMAN helmet of the Mainz-Weisenau type. There are quite a number of decorative additions that are realized either out of copper or bronze. Copper was used to outline the neck-guard, cheek pieces, ear protectors, and is mounted in the form of a decorative appliqué across the brow; copper rosettes decorate the helmet’s forehead and cheek pieces. On the neck-guard is an embossed bow-tie shaped copper sheet appliqué in the form of a tabula anasata, that originally secured the carrying handle.
Weisenau helmet, mid 1st century A.D. Type with a distinct variation (a feature not observed elsewhere): two iron cheekpieces with copper edging and the remainder of a figural brass decoration on the right cheekpiece. The helmet belongs to a relative small group of Weisenau helmets without "eyebrows" and articulated horizontal ribs at the back of the skull, neckguard is entirely plain, frontal protective bar carries a three letter inscription underside Private collection
"The Nijmegen Helmet is an Ancient Roman helmet, found in a gravel bed on the left bank of Waal river, near the Dutch city of Nijmegen in 1915. The helmet would have been worn by the elite Roman cavalry. The head portion of the helmet is made of iron, while the mask and diadem are of bronze or brass. The helmet has a neck-protecting projecting rim, overlaid with a thin bronze covering plated with silver. The diadem features two male and three female figures."
Burial of a Thracian auxiliary soldier (Eftatralis?) from Kara Agach/Bryastovets 5: detail of helmet with Athena and Poseidon | by diffendale. The conical helmet (0.197 m high) is decorated with reliefs representing the deities Hermes/Mercury, Apollo, Athena/Minerva, Nike/Victoria, and Ares/Mars, with Poseidon/Neptune on the cheekpieces.
Burial of a Thracian auxiliary soldier (Eftatralis?) from Kara Agach/Bryastovets 11 | by diffendale. Bronze helmet (inv. no. 6176), bronze shield boss, bronze scales from a cuirass (so-called lorica squamata), and a bronze trefoil pitcher. The burial, attributed to a Roman auxiliary soldier (whether archer or cavalryman is debated), is dated to the late 1st c. CE. Not displayed: several other bronze vessels, a bronze lantern, and fragments of iron swords and spearheads from the burial.