An artefact handling opportunity to inspire and engage your whole class.
Artefacts make giving a "sense of period" easier. Why not use the helmet as a cross-curricular stimulus by writing a story about the helmets owner? A great starting point for historical enquiry and research!
Soldiers were required to serve two years in the military, in the garrison and in a border fort. However, they could be called at any moment up to age sixty. c.500 BC.