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Helmet of Maximus?

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O.K. now I know there is the helmet on the internet Maximus (From Gladiator) wore when he was in the arena. But where can I buy a helmet that looks like the one he wore in the opening battle scene? In the movie Arthur the main character Arthur wears a similar helmet. According to many of the books I have studied, the helmets are not far from the truth. Does anyone know where I can buy one?

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I don't know if this will be of any help to you:

 

Deepeeka Roman Helmets

 

Some of them look more accurate than others. There doesn't seem to be a 'Maximus Cavalry helmet' specifically.

 

Gladiator props

 

Unfortunately I can only seem to find his Gladiator helmet and sword, not the cavalry one.

 

Here's some more props:

 

Gladiator props

 

Here are some props from King Arthur, it does contain a cavalry helmet, except it seems to be missing its crest:

 

King Arthur props

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I've often wondered if it was possible to just get one made, instead of buying a prop replica that you'd be required to treat like a museum piece (like my Master Replica collection).

 

If one could locate a reasonably skilled blacksmith or other type of metal worker, it could be well within reason that you wouldn't need to be out an arm and a leg in paying for it.

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Good question. The Deepeka helmets and such are made in India. Colleagues of mine have told me to steer clear of these products. They are usually cheap imitations. I just want something I can wear when I teach Julius Caesar to my students. I really like the two movie helmets, but cannot find them anywhere.

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I've often wondered if it was possible to just get one made, instead of buying a prop replica that you'd be required to treat like a museum piece (like my Master Replica collection).

 

If one could locate a reasonably skilled blacksmith or other type of metal worker, it could be well within reason that you wouldn't need to be out an arm and a leg in paying for it.

Yes it is possible to find these people. There's a magazine for re-enactors (I think its called 'Skirmisher') which has loads of adverts for people making stuff from all era's. Price dependent on quality and purpose I would say. Museum quality replica's are going to hurt your wallet, but a re-enactment object shouldn't cost too much.

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