London, South Kensington
6 November 2002
A CHALCIDIAN TYPE BRONZE HELMET
5TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.
The domed crown with median ridge and carinated perimeter, a moulded spiral motif on each temple connected across the brow by shallow ribs, incised lines along edge below, a Greek dedicatory inscription down one side of rear neck-guard, repaired with restoration, one modern cheekpiece and highlighting of inscription
9½ in. (24.1 cm.) high excl. cheekpieces
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See illustrations on page 78 of the printed catalogue.
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