Thorsberg. Roman cavalry helmet, type Nederbieber III. The decoration consists of a band of hair curls across the forehead, which is connected by a narrow band to a plate on the neck guard by way of a plate with a rosette on the top centre of the helmet. On the neck guard plate there is a wreath and a thunderbolt. From the top centre of this plate two snakes crawl along the sides up to the top of the helmet. Photo: Archäologisches Landesmuseum Schleswig. Inv. nº FS 2500 Rad 400.
This helmet is one of the best preserved of its kind face helmets as synthesis were not in combat, but worn by Roman cavalry soldiers in parades and competitions. The tournaments and parades appear under the Emperor Hadrian 117 -138 A.D.
Roman parade helmet, bronze with tinned surface, second half of 2nd century AD. The only complete example of this type, found at a castrum at Theilenhofen (ancient Iciniacum) in Bavaria. Photo taken in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg.
Greek Bronze Helmet: An ancient Greek helmet of the Chalcidian Type, with a carinated ridge around the top, rising to a point over the forehead, and large repoussé volutes on the rounded cheek pieces. Ca. 550-500 BC.