Samnite Gladiator Helmet

Fundraiser: Mesopotamia Teaching Materials

Please help us create teaching materials on Mesopotamia (including several complete lessons with worksheets, activities, answers, essay questions, and more), which will be free to download for teachers all over the world.

Donate Now


Mark Cartwright
by British Museum
published on 03 November 2012
Send to Google Classroom:

A 1st century CE bronze gladiator helmet of the Samnite class. Roman gladiator helmets were richly decorated and plumed with ostrich or peacock feathers. This relatively plain example has the embossed head of Hercules at the front. Provenance: Pompeii. (British Museum, London)

Remove Ads


Cite This Work

APA Style

Museum, B. (2012, November 03). Samnite Gladiator Helmet. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

Chicago Style

Museum, British. "Samnite Gladiator Helmet." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 03, 2012.

MLA Style

Museum, British. "Samnite Gladiator Helmet." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 03 Nov 2012. Web. 02 Dec 2020.

Remove Ads


Support Us

We are a non-profit organization.

Our mission is to engage people with cultural heritage and to improve history education worldwide. Please support Ancient History Encyclopedia Foundation. Thank you!