November 2000

Etruscan warrior statue

As museums are wont to do, the National museum placed this most interesting display in the darkest corner possible. These are from the grave of an Etruscan warrior.

Various early Roman helmets

greaves, spearheads and a war trumpet

bronze knives

bronze shield

famous bronze-plated shield retaining parts of the wooden and leather core, and some of the fittings.

spear-heads, and an axe-head

Samnite warrior drawing his sword

more sculptural representations of Roman hardware