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Greek helmet made in South Italy, 350-300 BC. Bronze. The elaborate decoration on this helmet suggests that it was strictly ceremonial and not intended to be worn into battle. Details added in relief and incision include eyebrows, hair curls over a diadem (headband), and cheek guards adorned with side locks and a striding animal. The crowning griffin’s head, wings, and spiraled feather holders were added last.

flabergastertron: qsy-complains-a-lot: the sexiest pieces of Western European armor, the Savoyard helms.a type of closed burgonet in use in the XVIIth century, it was also called the death’s head helmet in German and the Tête de cul in French {{citation needed}} Lordy!

Alexander's Lion Helm. Copy of the golden lion head helmet of Alexander the Great as it is depicted at the Sarcophagus of Sidon Lebanon

A beautiful 3rd century CE Roman cavalry helmet was found at Heddernheim in Germany. The helmet is of iron, with beautifully embossed and engraved bronze skinning.

A striking Cuirassier Officer's gold-painted three-quarter armour, Savoy, circa 1630. Comprising close helmet with rounded skull formed of two halves each with integral neck lame, the base studded with lining rivets on brass rosette washers, pivoted fall formed with hooded guards acutely arched over the eyes, visor cut with a single mouth-like breathe and the upper edges with hemispherical openings for the eyes, pivoted chinpiece

Helmet - bronze. Period/Culture: Roman. Date 1stC. Description Bronze gladiator's helmet. It has a grille of linked circles to protect the face, and a broad brim to protect the back and sides of the head. At the front of the helmet is a medallion of Hercules.

Chilta hazar masha (coat of a thousand nails), kulah khud (helmet), bazu band (arm guards). Indian armored clothing made from layers of fabric faced with velvet and studded with numerous small brass nails, which were often gilded. Fabric armor was very popular in India because metal became very hot under the Indian sun. This example has additional armor plates on the chest area, arms, and thighs. The Wallace Collection, London England.

A muscled cuirass from the tomb of the Warrior from Lanuvium (c. 475 BCE). Made from bronze, it shows signs of having been paired with both linen and leather. Thought to have been manufactured in Magna Graecia between 490 and 480BCE, it would have still been relatively new when it was entombed with its owner.

Bronze Age Sky Disc. A group of German scholars who studied this archaeological gem has discovered evidence which suggests that the disc was used as a complex astronomical clock for the harmonization of solar and lunar calendars.

"A centurion of the mid-1 st century AD wearing his decorations on a harness over a scale shirt. He also wears greaves and a transverse crested helmet as a sign of his rank", Peter Connolly

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