The Roman soldier helmet, called a Galea, Were common during the peak of the Roman empire. Soldiers wore the helmets during battle but other Romans used them as well. Certain gladiators, specifically myrmillones, wore bronze Galea helmets often with face masks and decorations. The exact design of the helmet varied over time and between unit types. This Roman helmet is a standard Galea from the Imperial Gallic period. Originally, Roman helmets were influenced by the Etruscans, a neighboring people who utilized the "Nasua" type helmets. Greek influence is clear in early Roman helmet designs.
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