In the Illyrian helmet, the opening for the face is rectilinear, with a horizontal line at the forehead and two verticals at the inner edges of the cheekpieces. Two parallel ridges on the crown frame the crest
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.
Samnite Bronze Helmet and Neckguard, C. 450 BC This imposing helmet is a unique hybrid of the Samnite-Chalcidian type. The Samnites were an Italic people living in Samnium (map) in south-central Italy who fought several wars with the Roman Republic.
An early Greek bronze Kegel Type helmet, the progenitor of the famous "Illyrian Type" helmet, c. According to archaeological evidence, the "Illyrian type" helmet evolved from the Kegelhelm (or Kegel type) of the Archaic Period found in Argos.