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Cassis are roundish simple Helmglocken etruskischer origin, which the Legionäre probably carried in the start time of the Roman realm. In the later centuries probably originally the Montefortino originating from the celtic culture area was carried - helmet. In addition, helmet forms with partial Greek influence in the Roman army occurred. In the course of the 1. Century took over one a further celtic kind of helmet from Gallien, which were developed further to the gallo Roman type of helmet and into many sub-groups divided themselves (for this for example the type Hagenau/Coolus and Weisenau counts). During by internal and outside instabilities geprägen 3. Century came the development of the gallo Roman helmets suddenly to succumbing. In the next centuries the coining/shaping cultural influence of the east and high material costs, which one needed so far for helmet production, brought it among other things with itself that one gave completely new, kostenkünstigernen helmet types the preference/advantage. Probably the Roman infantry and Kavalleriehelme becoming to the standard had sassanidische and Persian models. For the first time also helmets with that are typically „normannisch to “seeming nose protection. With the arising of the Christianity as state religion also crosses are gepunzt into the helmet. In addition representations eyes suggested by Mondsicheln and are often added. In still recent time are then Germanic Spangenhelme in the employment, which were equipped with loosely falling down Rosshaarbu often.