London, South Kensington
6 November 2002
AN ETRUSCAN MONTEFORTINO TYPE BRONZE HELMET
4TH-3RD CENTURY B.C.
The crown topped by rosette finial, the front of the helmet with an Alexander the Great type head appliqué, the narrow rear peak with hatched 'rope' border extending around the helmet perimeter, the underside with riveted plate and single attachment ring, the sides pierced for cheekpiece attachments, repaired
8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) high
Formerly in the Marzoli collection, Switzerland.
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Cf. H. Russell Robinson, The Armour of Imperial Rome, London, 1975, pp. 13-17, figs. 2-10, pl. 3 for similar and a discussion on the helmets of Montefortino type.
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