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Von Gravert (Niederbieber)

Price: $393.75
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Von Gravert (Niederbieber)

The typical Roman-era helm is quite protective on its own, but this Von Gravert Helmet adds a few features and enhances others, all with the intent of giving added protection, as well as enhancing the look of the Roman soldier who wears it.

This style of helmet with hinged cheek pieces was used in Roman legions from 200 - 280AD. You will find that throughout the centuries helmets in the Roman armies differed in style, but reenactors today prefer the style of our helmet.

Though this looks like a Roman cavalry helmet, it appears to be the case that the ‘’Von Gravert’’ helm was both a Roman infantry and cavalry helmet in the late 2nd and 3rd century and worn by Legionaries and Auxiliaries alike. The helmet provides quite an extensive amount of protection without hindering the eyes or ears of the warrior within.
The original helmet was found on the archaeological site in Niederbieber, on the remains of a Roman Auxiliar-Fort near the Raetian Limes at the Wied, a tributary of the Rhine. Helmets of this type were probably worn by both the infantry and the cavalry during the 2nd and 3rd century AD.

Price: $393.75
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Material: Brass

Descripion:  This simple yet effective helmet features a raised cross-shaped ridge along the crown of the helmet, which adds strength and durability to the helm, while also helping to divert impacts down the side of the helm and away from the center of the skull. A visor is attached to the front, along with shirt spiked protrusions, which helps to protect the wearer's face. Large cheek protectors are attached via hinges at the sides of the helm and add additional protection to the face and chin, while leaving an open gap for the wearer to see. The back of the helmet slants down slightly against the wearer's neck, providing protect from the back as well.
Infantryman began to equip themselves with heavy cavalry helmets from around AD 200. Many of these helmets resemble those found at Niederbieber, in Germany, on the Rhine frontier. Note the huge neck guard, the way the ears are totally enclosed, the high, pointed brow guard and the raised crown re-inforcements. This was one truly armoured Roman helmet!"

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