The Shmarjet helmet was a helmet of Illyrian[1] origin worn by the historical Illyrians and the Veneti. It was favored especially by the Iapodes.[2] It had two varieties, one with a wicker base and one with chain mail sewn together. The discs and studs were optional.


  1. Early Roman Armies by Nick Sekunda, Simon Northwood, ISBN 1-85532-513-6, 1995, page 35
  2. Wilkes, J. J. The Illyrians, 1992, ISBN 0-631-19807-5, page 234,"... Lika, 25 cm long c) Bronze temple-band from Gorica, Slovenia d) Japodian metal headgear from Kompolje, Lika ..."

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