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An interesting attempt to recreate what the Corinthian helmets worn by Leonidas’ bodyguards, the brothers Alfeos [Alpheos] and Maron, may have looked like. Traditionally they are held by some to have been Olympic champions, and so in place of a horsehair crest, the helmet is decorated with a representation of an Olympic champion’s wreath of victory.

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from Delving into History _ Periklis Deligiannis

ON THE HELMET TYPES OF THE LATE ROMAN CAVALRY

Roman mask helmet, 1st-2nd century CE. These are often called 'parade' helmets for cavalry sports use, but it has been suggested that they were also used in combat. The psychological effect of being charged by one of these masked warriors would have been formidable.

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Quake fear into the hearts of the living and deter zombies from the smart box upstairs. (Not very practical, but cool as hell)

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The Weirdest and Fiercest Helmets from the Age of Armored Combat Toothface helm by an unknown Italian artist from the 17th century Sallet in the Shape of a Lion’s Head, c. 1475-1480 Closed helmet with mask visor, by Kolman Helmschmid in Augsburg, Germany, c. 1515 Burgonet of Guidobaldo II della Rovere, Duke of Urbino, Milan, c. 1532-35 Source: i09

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from io9

The Weirdest and Fiercest Helmets from the Age of Armored Combat

The Maximilian armour | These early 16th century German plate armours were first made for the Emperor Maximilian I. (via Cool Stuff In Paris and Wikipedia/Polish Army Museum and Marinni)

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Close helmet - Art Curator & Art Adviser. I am targeting the most exceptional art! Catalog @ http://www.BusaccaGallery.com

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from io9

The Weirdest and Fiercest Helmets from the Age of Armored Combat

If you're going to go into battle wearing a full suit of metal armor, you'd better do it in style. Here are some of the most amazing (and bizarre) helmets you've ever seen, from the age of knights and swords.

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