Roman Italic B Helmet AH-6317-N
This simple Roman Italic B Helmet is perhaps the archetypical early
Italic helmet with a rounded bowl, brow reinforcement or "peak", and
narrow neck guard with a single embossed step. Made of steel with brass
Robinson regarded it as a development of the brass Italic A, which sported an embossed "faux visor" similar to that seen in artistic and sculptural depictions of the Attic helmet.The Italic B's ear openings are protected by a turned-out flange, rather than the separate ear guards found on later models. The best surviving example is in the Archaeological Museum in Zagreb.