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Montefortino type helmet

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Montefortino type helmet
Montefortino type helmet

Roman Montefortino type helmet made of bronze. Object dated to the 3rd-2nd century BCE; discovered in Granada (southern Spain). Currently on display at the Archaeological Museum of Murcia.

It was used in the Roman army from the 3rd BCE to the 1st century CE. Initially, Roman helmets of this type were heavily decorated, which resulted from the fact that the armament was provided by the citizens themselves when they joined the battle. Along with Marius’ reforms at the end of the 2nd century BCE armament was mass-produced and the appearance of helmets became uniform.

The name of the helmet comes from the Montefortino region in Italy, the place where the first copy of this type was discovered. The find was in a former Celtic cemetery.

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