Imperial Italic ’G’ (Hebron) Ca. AD 100-150

Armour » Helmets ID: AH6056N

Information for Imperial Italic ’G’ (Hebron) Ca. AD 100-150:

the Imperial Italic G helmet was said to have been found in a cave near Hebron, perhaps lost by a Roman legionaryduringthe Bar Kochba Rebellion of 132-135 AD. Its incorporation of cross-bracing on the cranium is in keeping with a trend seen in other helmets of the early second century AD and beyond. This was perhaps initiated in response to the Dacians’ deadly two handed scythe, the falx, encountered by Romans during Trajan’s Dacian Wars in 101-102 AD and 105-106 AD. While the thin brass cross-bracing on the Italic D was more decorative than functional, the heavy iron bars found on the Italic G were definitely intended to stop or deflect an overhead blow. The attractive lunate appliqués on the skull indicate the cross bracing was a part of the helmet’s original manufacture, rather than a "field retrofit" as found on at least one surviving Imperial Gallic helmet. There seem to be no provisions for mounting a crest on this type, but a simple crest mount can be constructed that fits either over or under the cross braces. Deepeeka’s newly revised Italic G, which was redesigned with the assistance of Imperial Armory’s own Dave Michaels and other members of Roman Army Talk, is one of the most accurate replica Roman helmets available anywhere, at any price. Note: This is the preferred helmet for the Legio VI Victrix Pia Fidelis (California) reenactment group, which portrays a legion during the reign of Hadrian (AD 117-138).

18 gauge Steel with Brass
Suitable for head circumference up to 60 cm

Manufactured by: DeepeekaMaterials used: carbon steel 18 gauge


$370.20

$370.20

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Imperial Italic ’G’ (Hebron)  Ca. AD 100-150

Imperial Italic ’G’ (Hebron)  Ca. AD 100-150