Antique bronze Roman helmet replica (Provocator gladiators)
In the late Republican and early Imperial era, the armament of a provocator ("challenger") mirrored legionary armature. In the later Imperial period, their armament ceased to reflect its military origins, and changes in armament followed changes in arena fashion only. Provocatores have been shown wearing a loincloth, a belt, a long greave on the left leg, a manica on the lower right arm, and a visored helmet without brim or crest, but with a feather on each side. They were the only gladiators protected by a breastplate (cardiophylax) which is usually rectangular, later often crescent-shaped. They fought with a tall, rectangular shield and the gladius. They were paired only against other provocatores.
Our replica is hand-chased from 1,6 mm massive bronze. It has no fixed liner.
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Materials: 1,6 massive bronze
Size: One size
Max. head circumference: Approx. 65 cm (25,6")
Long distance (back to front): Approx. .. cm (..")
Short distance (Ear to ear): Approx. .. cm (..")
Weight: Approx. .. kg (.. lb)
Ancient Empire Reproductions (India)