Gallic warrior from about 400-200 before Christ.
Reconstructed after antique sculptures and original finds.
Helmet made of chased bronze with triple flat comb, hemispherical bell and movable cheek pieces. Bronze breast and back armour, short, without lower rim. The two panels are connected by hinges and rings.
Under the armour the warrior wears over a short surcoat of cloth with short sleeves a jacket of fur, also with short sleeves. The legs cover trousers, the feet are in leather shoes.
The oval shield is made of wood covered with leather and reinforced by iron fittings with a strong oval hump. Inside the cavity of the latter is an iron, wood-lined handle. The sword to cut and thrust has an iron, pointed blade and wooden handle with an arched lower grip end. The iron scabbard is fastened with two chains to the leather, iron-plated sword belt worn around the body.
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The same figure from the right side without cheek pieces.
Source: The reconstruction of Gimbel’s weapons collection. Designed and compiled by Karl Gimbel. Royal Württemberg lieutenant (ret.). Berlin 1902. Ernst Siegfried Mittler & Son. Royal court bookshop. Kochstrasse 68-71. Ernst Kölblin, court book printer, Baden-Baden.