Celtic Helmet

Approx. Period: 200 BC
Length: 0.35m Width: 0.20m

Along with the development of more efficient weapons came better personal armour. Early head protection came from simple leather helmets. Bronze helmets provided much better protection from sword and spear strokes and the designs developed to include front peaks and side guards to protect the ears and cheeks.

The helmet has a dome of beaten bronze with a bronze peak embossed with a celtic symbol design. Hinged side flaps protect the ears and include ornamentation and inlaid semi-precious stones. The helmet also includes a cast dome ornamentation and is lined with a hessian band to make the wearer more comfortable.