Inv. n°: MMoCA512

Roman Iron and Bronze Cavalry Helmet of the Weiler/Guisborough type

The brow is heavily decorated with repoussé representations, including a frieze of captured arms, crossed spears, greaves, Celtic shields, Pelta shields, and a helmet. On the back of the helmet there are three large wreaths and two caducei. The hinged cheek-pieces are adorned with large ears and seated sphinxes.

h. 29 x l. 22 x w. 25 cm

c. mid. 1st century AD

Bronze, iron

Provenance

  • Formerly in the collection of Dr. Schwartz-Morkramer, Germany, 1980
  • Subsequently in the collection of Mr. Froehlich, USA, 1990s
  • Acquired at Hixenbaugh Ancient Art Ltd, New York, 23rd February 2010

Publications

  • M. Junkelmann, "Roman Militaria" in M. Merrony (ed.), Mougins Museum of Classical Art, France, 2011, p. 254, fig. 53
  • T. Fischer, Die Armee der Caesaren: Archäologie und Geschichte, 2012-01-01, p. 209, no. 303
  • Minerva: the International Review of Ancient Art & Archaeology, May/June 2017, p. 10, no. 4
  • Georgia Litherland, inHeritage (publication editor), "The Rider", Hadrian's Cavalry, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, UK, 2017, p. 28
  • B. Hoffmann, "Making his mark" in J. Oorthuys (ed.), Ancient Warfare, Karawansaray Publishers, Slovakia, June/july 2020, vol. XII, issue 6, p. 26

Exhibitions

  • Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins (MACM), Mougins, France, from June 2011
  • Segedunum House, Hadrian’s Cavalry, Hadrian’s Wall Country, UK, 8th April 2017 — 10th September 2017

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