Antique brass helmet replica (Hoplomachus gladiators)
This replica follows an original from Pompeii (79 a.d.)
Handcrafted replica of a Roman Gladiator helmet after a find during excavations in Pompeii. The Original can be seen in the National Museum in Naples.
A hoplomachus was a type of gladiator in ancient Rome, armed to resemble a Greek hoplite (soldier with heavy armor and helmet, a small, round, concave shield, a spear and a sword). The hoplomachus would wear a bronze helmet, a manica on his right arm, loincloth (subligaculum), heavy padding on his legs, and a pair of high greaves reaching to mid-thigh.
Hoplomachus and Thraex, were usually pitted against the murmillo, armed like a legionary, mimicking the opposition between Roman soldiers and their various enemies.
Our replica is hand-chased from 1.6 mm strong brass. It has no fixed liner, but deliveryy includes a padded coif.
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Materials: 1,6 mm massive brass
Size: One size
Max. head circumference: Approx. 63 cm (24,8")
Long distance (back to front): Approx. 23 cm (9,05")
Short distance (Ear to ear): Approx. 19,5 cm (7,67")
Weight: Approx. 3,9 kg (8,6 lb)