Antique tinned steel Roman helmet replica (Secutor gladiators)
This replica follows an original from Pompeii (79 a.d.)
Thought to have originated around 50 AD, the secutor was armed similarly to the Murmillo gladiator and like the Murmillo, was protected by a heavy shield. A secutor usually carried a short sword, a gladius, or a dagger. The secutor was specially trained to fight a retiarius, a type of lightly armoured gladiator armed with a trident and net.
The secutor wore a subligaculum (loincloth), and a balteus (a wide belt much like that of the retiarius). On his right arm, he wore a manica (a heavy linen or metal wrapping tied with leather thongs), and on his left leg, he wore an ocrea (a greave made of boiled leather or metal). He also carried a scutum (a curved rectangular shield) to protect himself.
The very distinctive helmet of the secutor had only two small eye-holes, in order to prevent a retiarius' trident from being thrust through the face, as well as a rounded top, so as not to get caught in a net. The flanges protecting his neck were smooth and shaped like fish fins for this purpose. Because of the weight and lack of space in the helmet, the secutor had to win quickly, lest he fall to exhaustion or faint due to breath constrictions and heavy armor.
Our replica is hand-chased from 1,6 mm tinned steel. It has no fixed liner.
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Materials: 1,6 mm steel
Size: One size
Max. head circumference: Approx. 65 cm (25,6")
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Ancient Empire Reproductions (India)