Roman helmet - Imperial Italic H - Niedermörmter

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Roman helmet - Helmet Imperial Italic, classification according to H.R. Robinson: Imperial Italic H
Detailed replica of the original "AG 800" from the famous collection of Axel Guttman, which was auctioned several years ago. The original was found in the Balkans, exact whereabouts unknown.
In reference to the ornamentation this helmet is also known as "mouse and bread loaf". The depiction of the bread loaf is known from an excavated bakery in Pompeji. The mouse or rat is a frequently used symbol found on lamps and knife handles.
This helmet is comprable to a similar find from Niedermörmter (Rhineland, Germany). In adaptation to the opponents and their weapons, the neck guard is expecially long compared to the earlier "Wiesenau" models. The original's missing cheek guards were reconstructed following diligent research. 
Replicates this magnificent original painstakingly, even reproducing the fine latice design on the brow element.
Age determination: approx. 100 a.d. to eartly 200s a.d. 
Continental classification: Type Weisenau-Niedermörmter / Guttmann
Material: steel
Delivery includes a padded cotton cap.
Suitable for head circumference up to 60 cm
Long distance (back to front): approx. 21.5 cm
Short distance (ear to ear): approx. 19.5 cm
Weight: approx. 2.6 kg

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The Niedermörmter helmet, classified by Robinson as Imperial Italic H, is one of the best-preserved Roman Imperial helmets to have survived from antiquity. Made of bronze and has a neck guard which is far deeper than usual. The cross bracing across the skull is actually embossed, rather than applied, and there is a rather unusual dome-shaped knob where the braces meet at the crown of the head. This helmet is typically dated to the late Antonine or Severan eras, ca. AD 180-235, but the find context of the helmet is unknown and the dating is based solely on its typology (i.e. it looks about 40–60 years down the evolutionary trail from the Italic G).

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