Friday, October 15, 2010

Recently in Cumbria England an amateur sleuth using a metal detector found what is only the third Roman parade helmet ever unearthed in the UK. Used in parades, and not in battle, these helmets were normally polished to a high shine for more spectacular effect. One can only imagine the sight of something like this, shining in the sun and adorned with colorful plumes. The local Celts must have been nicely impressed.

Below is what is known as the Ribchester helmet.

Finally, the Newstead helmet, found in Southern Scotland.

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