Coppergate Helmet

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By Crusader1307

Developed in the 8th/9th Century, the Coppergate was  early Anglo-Saxon protective head gear. Like most helmets of the Era, it was derivative of the Roman helmets of The Empire's later period. A simple iron piece which covered the entirety of the head, the Coppergate had two plate extensions attached to both sides of the helmet (attached by hinges). Often made of hard leather, they hung to protect (to some degree) the ears and jaw. In addition an iron nasal guard was installed to hang over the front (for facial protection). Copper was incorporated into the helmet for both protection and decoration. It was common for some form of "protective inscription" to be inscribed into the helmet for protection.