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Detailed picture of the Berkasovo helmet
#1
Here is a VERY detailed picture of the Berkasovo helmet: 8+)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/co...Italie.jpg

The iron core under the gilded sheathing seems to have been quite thick originally.
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#2
I have detailed images of lots of these helmets I've found online, including the Concesti and River Maas.

I want Comitatus' Concesti Helmet... that thing is awesome.

The lettering on the side seems to be

'Omega Z Z Omega N Y M E N Omega N Theta O P I
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#3
I have too. Unfortunately the more detailed Concesti pics are black and white.
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#4
Yeah, the original helmet was Silver with brass or gold trim, not sure. It belonged to a Hunnic Burial and dates to something like 400-425, making it the last known ridge helmet in the archaeological record, along with the River Maas hlmet (which desperately needs a new reconstruction)

It is interesting to note that they seem to disappear around 420-ish, even though we have large numbers of them dating in the period between 375 and 410 (like Carnuntum and Intercisa)
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#5
Yes, I have always wondered about this sudden disappearance of the ridge helmets too. I think the Concesti helmet probably had a gilded silver sheathing, which has faded away from the most exposed places so it looks like it had a gilded edging only in some places. Wink
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#6
the silver sheathing is still there:

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#7
More images of the Concesti, and other Helmets, in Color:

http://late-roman-empire.ru/publ/oruzhie...i/5-1-0-32
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#8
Thanks Evan. I found this site a couple of weeks ago too. Some detailed pictures I have never seen before (meaning familiar helmets from different angles etc.). 8+)
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