centurion was the commander of a centuria, which was the smallest unit
of a Roman legion. The centurion commanded about 100 men, and there
were 60 centurions in a legion. The Roman Centurion was often of the
humblest origin; he had been promoted from the ranks simply on account
of bravery and military efficiency. Thick, hand-forged carbon steel is
used for the durable construction of this Roman Imperial Centurion
Helmet. Horse hair is used for the 5.5 inch tall plum and dyed red so it
made as to give an imposing look with the illusion of height that
helped him to appear more commanding. Carbon steel is contoured to the
authentic shape of the historical helmet. Layered steel adorns the top. A
moveable steel visor is fixed to the front. Around the sides are brass
decoration rivets to signify status.
A transverse crest is featured on the
front meaning that it ran from side to side across his helmet. It is
believed that the centurion wore this type of crest in battle during the
early Empire to serve as a visual reference and rallying point for
their men. The bottom edge of the Roman Imperial Centurion Helmet is
trimmed with brass all the way around. At the back is a carbon steel
neck shield designed to fit over a gorget. Each side of the face is
further protected with a hinged shielding. Some assembly is required.
Comes slightly oiled to prevent rusting.
- Overall Length: 13.50 Inches
- Width: 8 Inches (side to side)
- Inside Length: 8.25 Inches (front to back)
- Circumference: 26.77 Inches
- Material: Steel, Brass Trim
- Plume: Natural Horse Hair, Red
- Width of Plume: 16 Inches
- Fits adults.
- Includes wooden display stand.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 16 July, 2015.