The helmet of murmillo was heavy (it weighed about 3.5 kg), but it protected the gladiator very well. Above the helmet’s brim is the image of Hercules – a symbol of courage. In ancient times, the helmet was gold-plated and decorated with feathers.
The object dates to the 1st century CE. It was found in Italy and is now located in the British Museum.
Photo: Izabela Jastrzębowska
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