Roman Cavalry helmet mask found on the site of the Battle of Teutoburg Forest.

Roman cavalry face masks, removed from Vannusschlacht Kalkriese, battle of Teutoburg forest, where three Roman legions were wiped out by the Germanic tribes in 9 AD.

This helmet is one of the best preserved of its kind face helmets as synthesis…

This helmet is one of the best preserved of its kind face helmets as synthesis were not in combat, but worn by Roman cavalry soldiers in parades and competitions. The tournaments and parades appear under the Emperor Hadrian 117 A.

Roman legion Silver Helmet with Facemask, from Homs Syria (ancient Edessa), National Museum of Syria, Damascus

Roman parade mask. ~ this would have been on a helmet like a visor. The theory was that these Roman 'parade' masks weren't used in war but a mask on a helmet was found on the Teutonburg Forest/Varus Disaster battlefield.

Crosby Garrett Helmet, roman bronze cavalry parade helmet (~late century A.

Bronze helmet with face mask, found at Noviomagus (Kops Plateau), Museum het Valkhof, Nijmegen (Netherlands). Their were worn during tournaments, called 'hippica gymansia'. The hippika gymnasia ("horse exercises") were ritual displays or tournaments performed by the cavalry of the Roman Empire to display their skill and expertise.  by Following Hadrian, Flickr

Bronze helmet with face mask, found at Noviomagus (Kops Plateau), Museum het Valkhof, Nijmegen (Netherlands)

mask helmet of the Kalkriese type. Brass sheet on iron core in combination with remains of a Weiler Type bowl with figural decorations

archaicwonder: “ Roman Iron and Bronze Cavalry Parade Helmet, Century AD ”

Face mask helmet, 1st-2nd century A.D., from Ribchester. The helmet, , was not meant for combat but was a piece of finely-crafted prestige equipment used by elite cavalrymen in mock battles on the training ground and was the most resplendent piece in a large hoard of Roman military equipment. British museum

*ITALY ~ Roman full-faced helmet discovered at Ribchester (now on display at the British Museum)

Roman parade helmet (frontal view) Bronze, from Judea  Israel Museum(IDAM), Jerusalem, Israel

Roman parade helmet (frontal view) Bronze, from Judea Israel Museum(IDAM), Jerusalem, Israel

Cavalry face mask helmet type Nijmegen-Kops Plateau, found at Noviomagus. Museum het Valkhof, Nijmegen

Cavalry Face-Mask Helmet, found at Noviomagus (Kops Plateau), Museum het Valkhof, Nijmegen (Netherlands) © Carole Raddato

- Mascara Romana de Caballeria

Mask type Nijmegen-Kops Plateau, mid century, ex Gorny & Mosch auction, brass sheet on iron core

Cavalry mask, found in the Beekmansdal east of the Hunerberg, Noviomagus, Museum het Valkhof, Nijmegen (Netherlands) © Carole Raddato

The face of mock battles – images of Roman cavalry helmets from Germania Inferior

Calvary face helmet, Alexander type mask, Saalburg Roman Fort, Limes Germanicus, Germania (Germany) |

Calvary face helmet, Alexander type mask, Saalburg Roman Fort, Limes Germanicus, Germania (Germany) |

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