London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
A CORINTHIAN TYPE BRONZE HELMET
SECOND HALF OF 7TH CENTURY B.C.
Of deep domed form, with narrow everted rear flange and rectangular nose-guard, pierced with multiple holes around the perimeter for lining attachment, a central rivet on forehead, pierced stud at rear and twin holes on crown for the attachment of crest, repaired with some restoration
9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high
Sold Münzen und Medaillen, Basel, Auktion XXVI, 5 October 1963, no. 7; and sold Sotheby's London, 11 July 1988, lot 137.
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