Composite Helmet

The first essay at replacing expensive bronze with inexpensive steel in making helmets, composite helmets consisted of a riveted circlet of steel (sometimes with a nasal) with one or more arches of steel bent over the crown and riveted to the circlet. The triangular gores between the arches were filled in with panels usually of waxed leather.

The composite helmet is already obsolescent in the Archaic Period.


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