Bronze mask coated with silver The mask has a hinge at the top, it was meant to cover the entire face but could be held up for better vision or fresh air. It is high Roman, 100 - 75 AD Found in The Netherlands, Nijmegen Source: Rijksmuseum van Oudheden
It was one of the treasures selected for the British Museum’s A History of the World in 100 Objects as the fix-gazed, 2000 year old sole bronze portrait of the Roman emperor Augustus to survive with its original inlaid eyes.
Lucius Cornelius Sulla - an undefeated Roman General. Fought in the Jugurthine, First Mithridatic Wars and two Roman civil wars. Defeated an army of with men with only enemy troops surviving the battle. Only general in history to hav
This helmet is one of the best preserved of its kind face helmets as synthesis were not in combat, but worn by Roman cavalry soldiers in parades and competitions. The tournaments and parades appear under the Emperor Hadrian 117 A.
The mask was originally attached to a helmet by a hinge at the brow and clamps at the temples. It bears holes for the attachment of a protective neck-veil and ear-protectors at the sides. Anatolia or Western Iran late century 20 x