Samnite Gladiator Helmet

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by British Museum
published on 03 November 2012
Samnite Gladiator Helmet

A 1st century CE bronze gladiator helmet of the Samnite class. Roman gladiator helmets were richly decorated and plumed with ostrich or peacock feathers. This relatively plain example has the embossed head of Hercules at the front. Provenance: Pompeii. (British Museum, London)

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Museum, B. (2012, November 03). Samnite Gladiator Helmet. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/953/

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Museum, British. "Samnite Gladiator Helmet." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 03, 2012. https://www.ancient.eu/image/953/.

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