Ancient Greek Bronze Illyrian Helmet and Iron Akinakes Dagger - 19 x 16cm - (2)

Ancient Greek Bronze Illyrian Helmet and Iron Akinakes Dagger - 19 x 16cm - (2)
C. 400 - 167 B.C. - Europe

Description: Ancient Greek, illyrian Type Bronze Helmet with punched holes for attachment of leather face guards. The "Illyrian" or "Greco-Illyrian" type helmet is a style of bronze helmet, which in its later variations covered the entire head and neck, and was open-faced in all of its forms. It originated in Peloponnese, ancient Greece and it was developed during the 8th and 7th centuries BC (700–640 BC). Accurate representations on Corinthian vases are sufficient to indicate that the "Illyrian" type helmet was developed before 600 BC. The helmet was misleadingly named as an "Illyrian" type due to a large number of early finds coming from Illyria. The acinaces, also spelled akinakes (Greek ἀκῑνάκης) or akinaka (unattested Old Persian *akīnakah, Sogdian kynʼk) is a type of dagger or short sword used mainly in the first millennium BC in the Eastern Mediterranean region, especially by the Medes, Scythians and Persians, then by the Greeks. This item includes a lifetime authenticity certificate.
Condition: Helmet with some repair on the from part; Akinakis with fine brown patina. Museum Quality Statement Display Items
Date: C. 400 - 167 B.C.
Measurements: 190 x 160 mm/320 mm; 645 grams/206 grams
Item ID: p132
Obtained from an old British collection, property of a London collector, acquired in Europe on the 1950s.

Informations du lot
Ancient Greek
Nombre d’objets
Illyrian Helmet and Iron Akinakes Dagger
Siècle/ Période
C. 400 - 167 B.C.
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