Italic H type Nieder mormte Brass helmet with hinged cheek flaps, broad neck guard and deep occipital area, very stout brow guard, embossed and applied beaded decoration, a dome-shaped knob at the crown and other fittings.
This style of helmet with hinged cheek pieces was used in Roman legions from 150 - 250 AD. The original helmet was found at a fort near Xanten/Germany and it is displayed today in the Bonn museum.
The Italic H Roman Helmet, known to many as the Niedermörmter type, was produced in both brass and in iron fitted with brass furniture. The brass helmet, based on the famous example now in the Landesmuseum Bonn, which Robinson regarded as the best Roman helmet to have survived from antiquity. Originally regarded as a third century helmet, the latest research tends to push its initial use back into the second century Antonine period. This style represents the last in the long line of imperial Gallic Italic legionary helmets and dates to around 200AD. Infantry helmets are not found again until the 4th century.
Niedermörmter type Brass Helmet.
Very broad neck guard and deep occipital area.
Embossed and applied beaded decoration.
Very stout brow guard.
Cross-bracing on the all-brass version is actually embossed into the skull and appears to be more decorative than functional.
Dome-shaped knob at the crown instead of a crest attachment point.
Historical Period: Originally regarded as a third century helmet, the latest research tends to push its initial use back into the second century Antonine period.
Inspiration: Based on the famous example now in the Landes Museum Bonn.