Antique Celtic Montefortino helmet replica (Arcevia, Italy)
Authentic replica of a Celtic helmet, type Montefortino.
These helmets were part of the basic equipment of the roman legionnaires
from the 4th Century AD on.
In the later Roman Republic the helmets were replaced by the Gallic Imperial type.
This helmet type is named after the region of Montefortino (frazione of Arcevia) in Italy, where a Montefortino helmet was first uncovered in a Celtic burial.
Montefortino helmets are generally characterized by a conical or round shape with a raised central knob, and a protruding neck guard as well as cheek plates to protect the sides of the head. Other common features include a "rope"-type pattern around the edge, and "pinecone"-type patterning on the crest knob. Note that the classifications are those used by archaeologists, rather than Celts or Romans, who, if they did distinguish among these types, have left no known record of the terms they used. In the Roman Republic, the Montefortino helmet was the first stage in the development of the galea, derived from Celtic helmet designs.
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Materials: 1,5 mm steel
Liner: Leather, adjustable
Fittings: Brass, genuine leather
Size: One size
Max. head circumference: Approx. 61 cm (24")
Long distance (back to front): Approx. 21 cm (8,25")
Short distance (Ear to ear): Approx. 18,5 cm (7,3")
Weight: Approx. 1,2 kg (2,65 lb)