The images you'll see as you scroll down to the current text are all part of the story telling in my novel, Realms of Gold:Ritual to Romance.

Bianca Caldwell, pen name, Bianca Fiore, is a writer for an art magazine. In each of her monthly stories she describes an object used in ancient ritual.

Ancient Gold Helmets

Agris helmet

A ceremonial Celtic helmet from c. 350 BC that was found in a cave near Agris, Charente, France, in 1981. It is a masterpiece of Celtic art, and would probably have been used for display rather than worn in battle. The helmet consists of an iron cap completely covered with bands of bronze. The bronze is in turn covered with unusually pure gold leaf, with embedded coral decorations attached using silver rivets.

Celtic helmet decorated with gold "triskeles", found in Amfreville-sous-les-Monts, France. 400 BC

Golden Roman helmet found in village of Berkasovo (Srem, Serbia). Beginning of IV century AD. Museum of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia  

A Scythian gold helmet from the fourth century B.C.

Brass Corinthian helmet with laurel wreath finished in gold. Worn by the Kings Bodyguard/Basilikon Somatophylax.