16 June 2006
A GREEK IRON HELMET OF ATTIC TYPE
CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA 5TH CENTURY B.C.
Formed of several sections riveted in place, the domed cap with a raised brow band, a carinated band above, each end terminating in a molded shield with a pointed center, a raised band encircling the crown, surmounted by a high forward-curving crest, rectangular in section, a raised band along the perimeter, with cut-out ear recesses, the short flaring neck-guard with rounded ends, each perforated
13 in. (33 cm.) high
European Private Collection, 1968.
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For a bronze Attic helmet similar in form but elaborately ornamented see no. 64, p. 177 in Bottini, et al., Antike Helme.
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