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Ancient Roman cavalry helmet at auction


Dating back nearly 2,000 years, a remarkably well preserved ancient Roman bronze helmet is going on the auction block at Christie’s London. The artifact is expected to fetch between 200,000 to 300,000 pounds ($242,000 to $363,000).

Though helmets are typically associated with warfare, this artifact would actually have been worn for what was called hippika gymnasia, which were sporting events involving cavalry.

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  • Vercingetorige

    hippika gymnasia sporting events involving cavalry. Really brilliant. What did u do with all the money that you dad gave u for your education?