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Roman Armor (objects)


Undated. Romano-British.

Richmond upon Thames: Kew.

Bronze helmet cheekpiece. Museum number 1910,1007.1.

Undated. Romano-British. Dorset: Stourpaine: Hod Hill.

Bronze and iron helmet cheekpiece. Museum number 1892,0901.1209.

Undated. Romano-British. PIercebridge, Darlington.

Two copper-alloy armour scales of lorica squamata type dating to the Roman period. Length: 36mm. Width: 19mm. Thickness: 1mm. Weight: 4.8g.

900-600 BCE. Late Bronze-Age to early Iron Age. Greek or Roman. France.

Hammered bronze. 22 × 21.2 × 25.8 cm. Object number 910.42.82.

7th or 6th Century BCE. Archaic. Etruscan.

Bronze cuirass. Overall: 20 1/16 x 15 1/2in. (51 x 39.4cm). Accession Number 09.41.

525-425 BCE. Lucanian or Apulian Period. Italy.

Bronze raised from a single sheet with repoussé ornamentation. 25.8 cm, 777.6 g. Object number 924.66.1.

500-400 BCE. Archaic (Etruscan) period. Etruria, Italy.

Bronze raised from a single sheet. 19.5 x 22.5 x 24.6 cm, 1138 g. Object number 908.46.2,

4th Century BCE. Italy: Puglia: Bari (province): Ruvo. Greek or Roman.

Bronze muscled cuirass. Height: 50.80 centimetres. Weight: 7.25 pounds. Mseum number 1856,1226.64.

375-325 BCE. Italy. Greek or Roman.

Bronze muscle-cuirass, borders studded with nails, originally attached by rings to hinged shoulder-pieces and side-guards. Height: 27.94 centimetres. Width: 30.48 centimetres. Museum number 1902,0428.2.

350 - 300BCE. Italy: Puglia: Bari (province): Ruvo. Greek or Roman.

Bronze cuirass in two parts. Height: 38.50 centimetres. Weight: 1316 grammes back section. Weight: 1186 grammes front section. Weight: 2502 grammes. Width: 36.50 centimetres. Depth: 27.50 centimetres. Depth: 10 centimetres back section. Depth: 12 centimetres front section. Museum number 1873,0820.223.

4th Century BCE. Late Classical. Etruscan.

Pair of bronze greaves. H. 19 7/8 in. (50.5 cm). Accession number 04.27.1, .2.

4th Century BCE. Late Classical. Etruscan.

Pair of bronze greaves. Length (.12): 20 1/8in. (51.1cm). Length (.13): 20 1/16in. (50.9cm). Accession number 22.139.12, .13.

1st Century CE. Romano-British. Witcham Gravel, Ely, Cambridgeshire.

Bronze cavalry helmet, tinned. Height: 340 millimeters. Museum number 1891,1117.1

1st Century CE. Brigetio, Hungary. Imperial-Gallic Type I.

Iron and bronze legionary helmet. length / mm:195 (skull only). Item number 47.409/42.

1st Century CE. Romano-British.

England: Suffolk: Hawkedon.

Copper alloy gladiator's helmet, originally tinned and with face-guard, now lost. Height: 195 millimetres. Museum number 1966,0605.1.

1st Century CE. Romano-British. England: Hertfordshire: Northchurch: Norcott Hill.

Bronze helmet, Coolus type E. Domed bowl with broad horizontal neck guard, raised from a single piece of bronze. Surmounted by a soldered knob which secured a detachable crest. Two cheek-pieces are missing. Height: 148 millimetres. Length: 283 millimetres. Weight: 955 grammes. Width: 263 millimetres. Museum number 1813,0313.1.

1st Century CE. England, City of London, Walbrook, Thames River.

Copper alloy Roman legionary helmet, coolus type E. Hemispherical skull-cap, broad neck-guard, separate brow-guard attached by a rivet at either side and originally secured to the skull cap in front with solder. Height: 13.50 centimetres. Length: 29.50 centimetres. Width: 23.10. centimetres (neck-guard)(neck-guard). Latin Inscription content: (a) (centuria) M(arci) Val(erii) Urs(i) L(uci) Dulci (b) (centuria) Mart(ialis?) L(ucius) Postumus (c) (centuria) Scr(iboni) Rufi (d) c(enturia) Ma(rtialis?) Aul(i) Saufei. Inscription translation: (a) (Property) of Lucius Dulcius in the century of Marcus Valerius Ursus. (b) In the century of Martialis, Lucius Postumus. (c) (Property) of Rufus in the century of Scribonius. (d) (Property) of Aulus Saufeius in the century of Martialis. Museum number 1950,0706.1.

1st Century CE. Italy: Campania: Naples (province): Pompeii.

Bronze gladiator's helmet with a medallion of Hercules on the front. Height: 48.26 centimetres. Width: 33 centimetres. Depth: 43 centimetres. Weight: 2.80 kilograms. Museum number 1946,0514.1.

1st Century. Iron Age. Romano-British. Dorset: Stourpaine: Hod Hill.

Bronze armour fittings were originally attached to segmented iron body armour. Museum number 1892,0901.964.

75-250 CE. Early Roman.

Copper-alloy two-piece Roman cavalry sports helmet. Height: 407mm. Unique ID LANCUM-E48D73.

Late 1st Century or Early 2nd Century. Romano-British. Lancashire: Ribchester.

Copper alloy cavalry helmet with face-mask visor. Height: 387 millimetres (helmet on mount). Height: 300 millimetres. Weight: 1305.60 grammes. Width: 260 millimetres. Depth: 290 millimetres. Inscription in Latin: (a) CARAVI (b) CARAV (followed by two setting out dots for the top and bottom of an I). Museum number 1814,0705.1.

Late 1st Century or Early 2nd Century. Romano-British. Lancashire: Ribchester.

Copper alloy horse eye guard. Diameter: 135 millimetres. Height: 73 millimetres. Weight: 114.90 grammes. Mseum number 1814,0705.3.

100 CE. Roman.

Helmet cheek-piece formed from a flat piece of copper alloy. The cheek piece measures 152.71mm long, 113.06mm wide across the widest point across the centre, and it is 1.66mm thick. The object weighs 79.2g. Unique ID WMID-B2F679.

200-256 CE. Roman Imperial period. Excavated at Dura-Europos, Syria.

Bronze; hammered, with links of flat-sectioned wire. 3.3 x 1.7 cm, 6.4 g. Object number 936.58.4.1.

43-250 CE. Romano-British. Buckinghampshire, Aylesbury Vale, Beachamption.

Two pieces of copper alloy possible scale armour or “lorica squamata.” Length: 36.55mm, Width (widest): 37.37mm, Width (narrowest): 16.17mm, Thickness: 1.71mm, Weight: 4.6g. Length: 33.16mm, Width (widest): 35.26mm, Width (narrowest): 8.95mm, Thickness: mm, Weight: 3.7g. Unique ID NARC-1459E0.

43 - 410 CE. Romano-British. Yorkshire and the Humber.

Three pieces of copper alloy armour scale from a 'lorica squamata'. The largest piece is 40.20mm wide, 23.48mm in length, 1.43mm thick and weighs 2.5g. The medium piece is 30.32mm in width, 19.62mm in length, 0.88mm thick and 1.7g. The smallest piece measures 29.74mm in width, 20.38mm in length, 0.85mm thick and 1.3g. Unique ID LVPL-9124F6.

43-410 CE. Romano-British. Yorkshire and the Humber.

A copper alloy sheet object, possibly a scale of 'lorica squamata' dating from the Roman period. This object is not typical of 'lorica squamata' which usually has scales that are rectangular with one rounded end, and numerous attachment holes at the square end in pairs. The object is 23.4mm long, 34.5mm wide and 0.7mm thick. It weighs 2.14g. It has a pale, dusty patina. Unique ID SWYOR-CA6BBB.

150-300 CE. Romano-British. PIercebridge, Darlington.

A single scale of armour of lorica squamata type. The scale measures 28mm in length, 17mm in width. This scale is of von Groller's Type VII. Unique ID BH-134847.

Early 2nd Century. Romano-British. England: Tyne and Wear.

Copper alloy shield. Decorated with motifs which include the four seasons, one in each corner; an eagle clutching an olive branch, with military standards at each side; Mars, god of war, above the boss; and a bull below. The bull was the emblem of the 8th legion Augusta. Inscription, LEG VIII AVG. eight: 300 millimetres. Width: 260 millimetres. Museum number: 1893,1213.1.

300-500 CE. Roman Imperial period. Said to have been found in the Colosseum, Rome, Italy.

Cast and wrought bronze. Gladiatorial helmet. 18.2 cm. Object number 909.65.B.

3rd Century CE. Romano-British.

North Yorkshire: Redcar & Cleveland: Guisborough (parish).

Copper alloy helmet cavalry. The helmet has embossed and lightly engraved decoration. Height: 240 millimetres. Weight: 635.40 grammes. Museum number 1878,0910.1

7th Century CE. Thebes, Egypt.

Bronze and iron helmet. 11 5/8 x 7 1/16 x Diam. 25 1/16 in. (29.5 x 18 x 63.7 cm). Accession number 37.1600E.

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