Hi guys I picked up this shell Para; the helmet was found in Venafro, near city of Frosinone; it was on the ground in a barn; probably some FJ division retreating from Cassino front.
It has still remains of yellow camo paint of sud front (perhaps darkened by time).
Helmet is a large size but I don't read more the number; inside still the rubber original to the helmet (not added) but unfortunately leather and chinstrap are missing ........ maybe nibbled by some rats ........( rats like leather not the rubber)!!!!!!
It has first type bolt rivets and original alluminium rim; the helmet has an little hole on one side , probabily a sniper or shot that have been damage the rim.
Steel is very strong and without rust because helmet is not a ground- dug.
I believe a nice finding and rare at same time.