Greek Bronze Illyrian Helmet
An ancient Greek bronze helmet of the Illyrian type, with raised crest lines, a rivet at the brow, an angular neck guard and a beveled border with small punched circles.
Ca. 550 - 480 BC.
Confer for similar examples: Musee du Louvre, Paris, inv. no. BR4117, found in Grave III at Mikra Karabournaki, Macedonia by the Fouilles du service archeologique de l'Armee d'Orient in 1917; National Archaeological Museum, Sofia, Bulgaria, found in Grave I at Trebenista, Macedonia in 1918; and several examples from Archontiko Necropolis at Pella.
For similar Greek bronze Illyrian helmets, cf., R. Hixenbaugh and A. Valdman, Ancient Greek Helmets: a Complete Guide and Catalog, (2019), cat. nos. I185 - I256.
Formerly in a New Jersey private collection.