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Tours > Roman Britain at the BM > The Ribchester Helmet

The Ribchester Helmet
Ribchester, Lancashire

The Ribchester Helmet The most spectacular Roman military helmet ever discovered in Britain was found at the auxiliary fort at Bremetennacum (Ribchester). Dating from around AD 100, it is the bronze headgear of a cavalryman and was used for sporting competitions rather than serious combat. The high level of decoration was used for maximum theatrical effect whilst re-enacting famous battles. The visor-mask and crown are covered all over with relief scenes of such skirmishes, between infantry and cavalry.


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