This is a reproduction of Roman Centurion Helmet Imperial-Gallic Centurion Helmet. The helmet style was used by the Roman army from the 1st century BC to the early 2nd century AD. The design for the helmet originated from the Gaul region of the Roman Empire (now modern day France and Belgium), and was more than likely forged by Gallic smiths. Therefore, the helmets retained the influences in construction and design of the original Gallic design. The Imperial helmet was more ornate and gave better protection than the previous Coolus helmet of the Roman Army. Brass reinforcement was added to the ear holes and along the edges of the helmet. Brass bosses were added to the neck guard and cheek guards. The neck guard of the previous model was extend to offer better protection of the vulnerable neck. Where the Coolus was constructed of bronze the Imperial was made of iron. The Centurion Helmet was mounted with a horizontal red crest. It's easy for the officer to identify them on the battle field. The Centurion was a professional soldier that commanded 100 men (hence the name century). The majority of the Roman Legions' command fell to the Centurions.