Royal Armouries

Campanian (Italian) bronze thigh defences

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Bronze Campanian Thigh Defences, II.197. Bronze guards for the thighs, shaped from a single piece of bronze.

Bronze Campanian Thigh Defences, II.197. Bronze guards for the thighs, shaped from a single piece of bronze.

  • Bronze Campanian Thigh Defences, II.197. Bronze guards for the thighs, shaped from a single piece of bronze.

    Bronze Campanian Thigh Defences, II.197. Bronze guards for the thighs, shaped from a single piece of bronze.

Date: 375 BC | Object number: II.197

Campanian (Italian) bronze thigh defences

Description

These thigh defences form part of the only complete armour from the ancient world in the Royal Armouries collection.

The armour is made up of a helmet, square breastplate, a pair of greaves, and a backplate, belt, pair of thigh defences and a bronze fragment from the neck defence of another helmet.

Said to have come from a tomb at Cumae near Naples.

Related Objects

Campanian (Italian) bronze breastplate This breastplate forms part of the only complete armour from the ancient world in the Royal Armouries collection.

Dates from 375 BC | Object number: II.197

Campanian (Italian) bronze Greaves These greaves or shin-defences form part of the only complete armour from the ancient world in the Royal Armouries collection.

Dates from 375 BC | Object number: II.197

Campanian (Italian) bronze helmet This helmet forms part of the only complete armour from the ancient world in the Royal Armouries collection.

Dates from 375 BC | Object number: II.197

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