archaicwonder: Roman/Ostrogoth Iron Helmet, Provincial Roman…

archaicwonder:

Roman/Ostrogoth Iron Helmet, Provincial Roman Empire, Migration Period, c. 4th-5th century AD

Late antique/early Medieval iron helmet of the East Roman/Byzantine Empire, most likely used by an East Germanic people, such as the Ostrogoths, who migrated into the Balkans and served with the Roman army as auxiliary troops. Helmet mimics the Roman Legionary helmet with large bowl with lip that hangs down the neck, and two iron ear ear flaps on either side.