London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
A HELLENISTIC BRONZE HELMET OF PILOS TYPE
2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C.
The crown tapering to pointed apex, pierced for crest attachment, with broad everted rim, the front moulded with contoured triangle scrolling to stylized volutes at either side, traces of dotted decoration or inscription on everted brow (highlighted later in white), restored
10 3/8 in. (26.4 cm.) high
Acquired in 1992, Cologne.
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H. Born, Restaurierung antiker Bronzewaffen: Sammlung Axel Guttmann, II, Mainz, 1993, no. VII; and M. Junkelmann, Römische Helme: Sammlung Axel Guttmann, VIII, Mainz, 2000, p. 13, pl. 4, foldout I (AG 359).
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