Roman Legionnaires helmet handle, bronze, 3rd-4th century AD

$545.00 AUD

Roman Legionnaires helmet handle, with sinuous snake-like shape and ball ends.

2nd-3rd century AD

5cm wide, 7cm high, total 13cm

Condition: signs of burial, the surface stable.

Provenance: purchased London 1990’s, from a metal detectorist, but find site unknown – probably Britain.

This handle was located on the back of a legionary helmet, as shown in the 2nd-3rd century example in the last photo. It allowed the helmet to be easily carried, or hung up.

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