Inv. n°: MMoCA258

Roman Bronze Helmet of Weisenau Type

Relatively heavy, hammered skull of bronze with high copper content, characteristical ribs in the nape of the neck and a reinforcement ornament in shape of a reflex bow on the neck-guard. Eyelet for the chin-strap riveted to the underside - from there drawn through the eyelets of the cheek-pieces to the chin. Thickened ear cut-outs without protective flanges as known from variants. Typically riveted hinges of thin sheet metal for the missing cheek-pieces. The position of the missing brow bow recognisable by the corrosion marks and the positioning slit. Both hooks for attachment of the crest retained.

h. 19.5 cm

1st century AD



  • Found in a riverbed
  • With Hermann Historica, Auction 41, Munich, 2001, lot 2007
  • Ex-collection of Ingo Underberg, Germany
  • Acquired at Hermann Historica, Auction 57, Munich, 22nd April 2009, lot 41


  • Hermann Historica, Auction 41, Munich, 2001, lot 2007
  • Hermann Historica, Auction 57, Munich, April 2009, lot 41
  • M. Junkelmann, "Roman Militaria" in M. Merrony (ed.), Mougins Museum of Classical Art, France, 2011, p. 253, fig. 51


  • Musée d’Art Classique de Mougins (MACM), Mougins, France, since June 2011

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