Chalkidic helmet, type V, early 4th century B C, tinned
Bronze helmet with formerly full-tin coating, which is still preserved in many parts of the surface. The lower helmet wall was shaped at the cut-outs for ears and eyes with plastic protruding arches. Between the eye arches there is a lanceolate nose protection. Behind the ear cut-out, a short neck protection, which is slightly curved outwards The dome is divided into two halves by a dull middle ridge and is separated from the lower wall of the helmet by a significant ledge, which has been acute-angled above the forehead and up. The original cheek flaps are almost entirely available, the hinge for mounting has been preserved partially on some on the sides. Several defects in the rear and upper part of the dome due to corrosion and combat impacts. Despite these minor flaws it is a nice example of a beautifully shaped, ancient helmet.
Condition: very good substance with multiple defects (approx. 90-95% preserved) unrestored! Two fragments (1 large + 1 small) have been fixed with adhesive. The original hinges of the helmet no longer exist and were temporarily attached by a copper wire. During transport, the cheek flaps can fall off. However, these are easy to attach again. The cheek flaps can on request also be removed by the buyer for shipping.
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- Ancient Greek
- Number of objects
- Chalcidian helmet type V, early 4th century BC Chr.
- 32×17×27 cm
- Century/ Timeframe
- 500-400 v.´Chr.
- Damage, See Photo