Roman Shields and Helmets Reproductions
Below are reproductions of ancient Roman helmets. They are made of bronze, bonded bronze, steel, and resin. We offer both the Roman army helmets (such as those worn by the Centurions) and various Gladiator helmets. Most impressive is certainly the Pompeii gladiator helmet which is exact replica (not scaled or miniature) of the actual helmet found in Pompeii. This item is made of 100% bronze, by a 1 on 1 direct contact with the original object, therefore guaranteeing the highest possible authenticity of the reproduction. The original one is in the National Archaeological Museum in Naples, Italy. Two basic types of Roman shields were popular at the time of the Roman Empire. The first is the rectangular "scutum" used by the Roman infantry legionary forces, as seen on Traian's column and from the excavations of Dura Europos. The Roman auxiliary and cavalry shields are oval or round, with round shield bosses of iron or brass.
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