Well made, simple elegance in design and function. The helmet is steel with brass edging, including a leather liner and chin-strap. This helmet is of the Imperial Gallic D design, introduced into the Roman Army in the mid-late 1st century AD, corresponding to the early imperial age, i.e. late Julio-Claudian and Flavian dynasties. A good choice for early imperial period uniforms. All helmets were worn with some sort of padding to help absorb the shock of blows to the head; a padding cap has not been included with this helmet.