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GREEK Bronze CORINTHIAN HELMET 500 BC.

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GREEK Bronze CORINTHIAN HELMET 500 BC.

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Date: June 05, 2007 10:15AM

an ancient military masterpiece from a private Anglo-Greek collection: a bronze Corinthian Helmet dating to the 6th/5th century BC. The Helmet: A lovely rounded, intact skull part distinguishes this bronze helmet. It has dot perforated nose, lower margin, and eyebrow lines, a very robust nasal. The facial apperture is also lined with holes. There is a sloping neck guard lined with perforations. The small triangular notches on each side have perforations for attaching a chinstrap. It enjoys a green and reddish-brown patina. The inside has very much a uniform green excavated patina. The helmet is in excellent condition with no restorations. Height: 8 1/2 inches. Width: 7 1/4 inches. Overall length: 9 inches. Provenance: From the collection of an Anglo-Greek gentleman. Acquired from a German auction house in the 1970s. An outstanding and unique helmet in immaculate condition. For similar, sold with a reserve of $125,000, see Lot 64, Sotheby's New York, Wednesday November 29, 1989. The Corinthians were outstanding Greek Warriors and Corinth was a very prosperous city in antiquity, riveling Athens. The Corinthians always seemed able to amass large numbers of Greek Warriors or Hoplites, with little warning.
Foreigner, We came from the fresh city of Korinthos
And here, in the sand of Ajax's island we now lie,
Defending our sacred Hellas against the Phoenician ships of the Persians and Medians Simonides epigram for the fallen Korinthians in Salamis battle.
Price: $25,500.00