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Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 20 April 2016
The Ribchester Helmet

A two-piece helmet of embossed bronze consisting of a head piece and a face mask. The scene on the head piece is of a skirmish between infantry and cavalry. Fittings survive on the head piece for a crest-box and a pair of trailing streamers or "manes". This is one of the finest examples of the helmet worn by top cavalry troopers in the colorful cavalry sports events. From Ribchester, Lancashire, UK. Roman, late 1st to early 2nd century CE. The British Museum, London.

About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2016, April 20). The Ribchester Helmet. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/4965/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama S. M. "The Ribchester Helmet." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 20, 2016. https://www.ancient.eu/image/4965/.

MLA Style

Amin, Osama S. M. "The Ribchester Helmet." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 20 Apr 2016. Web. 26 Feb 2020.

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