The Sinister Roman Cavalry Helmet of the Ribchester Hoard

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The Ribchester Helmet is a cavalry helmet dating to the Roman period in Britain. As indicated by its name, the helmet was found in Ribchester, Lancashire, in the northwest of England. The Ribchester Helmet was not used for combat but served either a sporting or ceremonial purpose. This helmet is a unique artifact, as only two other examples, the Crosby Garrett Helmet and the Newstead Helmet, have been unearthed in Great Britain thus far.