Kalkriese face mask for Roman cavalry helmet



published on 19 May 2014

This military face mask is one of the most exceptional finds at the Kalkriese battle grounds. As 'The Kalkriese Type' it stands as the prime example for masks with a small face, the eyes are not particularly even, but give good sight. It is made of iron with silver overlay. The silver have been stripped off. At the chin you can find a fixing for the helmet, which probably possessed cheekprotectors. It dates from the first part of the 1st century CE. (Museum und Park Kalkriese, Germany)

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