Golden Roman helmet from Berkasovo (Serbia), 4th century CE

Roman ridge helmet (Berkasovo I), early century CE. Made of iron and sheathed in silver-gilt, it is decorated with glass gems. From the "Berkasovo treasure", Muzej Vojvodine, Novi Sad (Serbia).

Golden Roman Helmet, found near the remains of Sirmium (Sremska Mitrovica in Serbia).  Probably from around 14BC - 1st Century AD.

Late Roman helmet of Persian distant origin (design), decorated with semi-gemstones. The Romano-Britons inherited this type together with the rest of the Roman weaponry and military organization.

The famous Niedermörmter Roman helmet of the 3rd century BCE. Side view. This style of helmet with hinged cheek pieces and a large neck protection was found in the river Rhine (now in the Mainz museum). It is a Weisenau type. Along with the elaborate applique and perforated brow, this helmet sports a unique design element on the crown: what are described as either "Mice and cheese" or "Mice and bread". Some experts call this model the most beautiful Roman helmet.

The famous Niedermörmter Roman helmet of the century BCE.

Silvered Roman parade helmet, 1st century CE (reconstruction)

Silvered Roman parade helmet, century CE (reconstruction) by chrystal

Reconstruction of Roman helmet (4th/5th century CE) unearthed in 1955 near the Serb village of Berkasovo. The common term for these late Roman helmets is "Ridge Helmets". The more elaborate helmets were covered in a gold covering, and would have likely been reserved for the emperor or highest field commanders. Silver or gilded helmets were reserved for field commanders or individuals of higher rank or status.  ©

Reconstruction of Roman helmet century CE) unearthed in 1955 near the…


Ridge helmet, century A. Iron helmet constructed of two halves, large cheek offering near full protection of the face.