Theklan helmet

A type of inexpensive, mass-produced steel helmet without face-protection, worn by poor hoplites from the Theklan hegemony in the Archaic Period, and by soldiers in low-prestige units in the Classical Period and the Decadent Period.

A Theklan helmet is formed from a single sheet of steel (or, sometimes, brass) by hammering it over a post to raise a dome in the middle. The edge is folded to produce a brim over the eyes, a neck-guard etc., with folds disposed so that the helmet can be tied in place with a thong or cord.

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