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Late Merovingian and Carolingian Helmets.

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:23 pm
by Marcabru
Good day everyone,

I want to re-enact as a late Merovingian, early Carolingian knight (between Charles Martel and Charlemagne reigns) in Francia. I have a good general idea of the kit I want, still haven't decided if I'll go with scales or mail armor, but my real problem is the helmet. I don't want to go with the stylised roman helmet as too many sources say it is only that : an artists representation of late roman helmets. Would a Groningen/Bremen style helmet (the spiky ones) be correct for the period and the region? The opinions have been devided on the subject.

Thank you and Have a great day!