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Illustration

Carole Raddato
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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”.


About the Author

Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2014, March 23). Cavalry Sports Helmet. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/2425/

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Raddato, Carole. "Cavalry Sports Helmet." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 23, 2014. https://www.ancient.eu/image/2425/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Cavalry Sports Helmet." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 23 Mar 2014. Web. 24 Apr 2019.

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