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On 26/10/2022 at 5:42 PM, Ultimate Aurelian said:

A picture i found online, labelled as ''Gallic warriors in the Alps''.

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Not sure how accurate it is, the winged helmet looks like something from a 19th century reconstruction.

A better version:

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It was drawn by Giuseppe Rava => https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100051111677742

Sadly this is one of his worst illustration. Probably due to a lack of advices and a lack of knowledge about the material.

Yes the winged helmet is a weird interpretation from the early 19th century when people thought that the cheek-guards of helmets were metallic supports for decorative wings... that's why you can see it on some statues depicting Vercingetorix and Ambiorix. The bronze cuirass is also something from the Hallstatt C period (800–620 BC), totally anachronistic with the rest of the items. 

Giuseppe Rava made a better one recently, thanks to the advice of François Gilbert, a French reenactor:

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