The Armento Rider, Greece 500 – 550 BCE. Bronze statuette of a warrior on horseback. The warrior wears a Corinthian-style helmet and a short tunic. He once held a spear and reins, that were probably made of copper wire, and his helmet was topped by a crest which ran across sideways.[750×906]

The Armento Rider, Greece 500 – 550 BCE. Bronze statuette of a warrior on horseback. The warrior wears a Corinthian-style helmet and a short tunic. He once held a spear and reins, that were probably made of copper wire, and… Continue Reading

Richly decorated Roman helmet from the early 4th century CE. It was made from iron and gold, surrounded with silver. Decorated with glass pearls. [665×767]

Richly decorated Roman helmet from the early 4th century CE. It was made from iron and gold, surrounded with silver. Decorated with glass pearls. [665×767]

Greco-roman inspired Parade helmet (with missing visor) of Emperor Charles V by Filippo Negroli. The hair and beard are made from gold. Spanish, 1533 AD. [536×800]

Greco-roman inspired Parade helmet (with missing visor) of Emperor Charles V by Filippo Negroli. The hair and beard are made from gold. Spanish, 1533 AD. [536×800]

A sword-damaged Austrian dragoon/cuirassier’s helmet worn by James Ritter von Baertling, an Irish-born colonel of the Karl Prinz von Preussen Kuirassierregiment. James’ helmet here was sabered during a cavalry melee in the Battle of Konigratz, 3 July, 1866. He died in 1895. [2160×3840]

A sword-damaged Austrian dragoon/cuirassier’s helmet worn by James Ritter von Baertling, an Irish-born colonel of the Karl Prinz von Preussen Kuirassierregiment. James’ helmet here was sabered during a cavalry melee in the Battle of Konigratz, 3 July, 1866. He died… Continue Reading