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Greek Bronze Corinthian Helmet

An ancient Greek bronze helmet of the Corinthian type, of upright bell-shaped form with almond shaped eye holes, cheek pieces that leave a wide vertical opening for the mouth, and a perforated border, which once secured an inner lining; with battle damage over the brow, and inscribed on both sides, naming the owner, “of (belonging to) Gelios the Megarian.”


Ca. 625 – 550 BC.

Height: 8 1/5 in. (21 cm).

cf.: for similar early Corinthian helmets, R. Hixenbaugh and A. Valdman, Ancient Greek Helmets: a Complete Guide and Catalog, 2019, cat. nos. C155 – C220.

Formerly in the Kuizenga collection, The Netherlands; acquired at Christie’s, Amsterdam, October 6, 1983, lot 383.

Inv#: 9002

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