Cavalry Sports Helmet

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published on 23 March 2014

The Nijmegen Roman cavalry helmet, an iron mask sheathed in bronze and silver discovered in 1915 CE near Nijmegen (Netherlands), second half of the first century CE. (Museum het Valkhof, Nijmegen) According to Arrian of Nicomedia, face mask helmets were used in cavalry parades and sporting mock battles called “hippika gymnasia”.



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