4 June 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 40,000
Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000
A GREEK BRONZE HELMET OF ILLYRIAN TYPE
ARCHAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 6TH CENTURY B.C.
Of hammered sheet, with a wide flaring neck-guard, two pairs of raised double parallel ridges running front to back across the crown, a raised ridge around the perimeter with evenly-spaced bronze rivets along the edge, some preserved, each cheek-guard perforated at the forward tip within the border, a single perforation centered at the front and three at the back, likely for attachment of a crest, remains of an iron pin above the perforations
11 3/8 in. (28.9 cm.) high
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German Private Collector, 1990s.