Attic Helmet

  • Armor
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

Seen around the 5th Century (and carrying onward into Ancient Roman), The Attic Helmet was similars in design to The Phrygian Helmet (in general construction). Designed in three component bronze pieces, the cap was one solid piece (shaped during the forging process). A slight extension on the back provided some protection to the rear of the neck. Two wired Cheek Plates were attached to both sides of the helmets (for protection to the sides of the face and head). The helmet weighed 5 pounds. Often adorned with animal figures (as a crown), Attic Helmets were often elaborately engraved and decorated. This helmet was worn primarily by Officers. Some versions even incorporated fur for cold weather protection. Many early Roman Officer helmets were based on The Attic Design.