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The Viksø helmets from Denmark. These helmets could not have been much use in war and fighting, due to their impractical size and shape. Instead they were probably used in connection with different religious rituals.

A brief article on the Viksø helmets, some of the most valuable artefacts of Denmark dating back to the Nordic Bronze Age.

Bronze helmet, late Bronze Age (800-400 BCE) from Veksoe-Bog, Denmark

Was told Vikings never wore horned helmets, interesting - Bronze helmet, late Bronze Age BCE) from Veksoe-Bog, Denmark

Extremely Rare Bronze Age Horned Helmet, Denmark, 900 BCThis is one of a pair of bronze horned helmets from the younger Bronze Age (c. 900-1100 BC) found in the Brøns Mose swamp just west of Veksø, Denmark during peat digging in 1942.European Bronze Age and Iron Age horned helmets are known from a number of depictions, but few actual finds.

Extremely Rare Bronze Age Horned Helmet, Denmark, 900 BC This is one of a pair of bronze horned helmets from the younger Bronze Age (c. BC) found in the Brøns Mose swamp just west of Veksø,.

The Viksø helmets

Helmet from Brøns Mose at Viksø (Veksø) on Zealand, Denmark. Another almost identical helmet found with it. Unclear where it was made. Horned helmets are seen on numerous rock carvings as well - especially in Sweden.

Roman jeweled ceremonial ridge helmet, first twenty years of the 4th century CE, iron, gilt silver sheathing, glass gems. From the "Berkasovo treasure", Muzej Vojvodine, Novi Sad (Serbia).

Roman Jeweled Ceremonial Helmet -- Early century CE -- Iron, gilt silver sheathing & glass gems -- From the 'Berkasovo Treasure' -- Excavared at Muzej Vojvodine, Novi Sad (Serbia).

Gold was also used for weapons

Gold was also used for weapons - National Museum of Denmark

Helmet, Italy, Etruscan, 3rd century B.C

Casco etrusco-itálico tipo Montefortino - Helmet, Italy, Etruscan, century B. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Located in the Hammer Building room 308

Speculative decorations on Vikso helmet.

The construction of the Viksø helmets - Nationalmuseet

Bronze helmet from a grave in Tiryns. Mid-11th century BC.  Archaeological Museum, Nauplion. Hellenic Ministry of Culture/Archaeological Receipts Fund.

Bronze helmet from a grave in Tiryns. Hellenic Ministry of Culture/Archaeological Receipts Fund.

Bronze Age. Depotfund fra Vejle-egnen. Fundet består bl.a. af snoede halsringe, armringe og nåle.

Sacrificial deposits in the Late Bronze Age in Denmark - Nationalmuseet (Denmark)

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