A CHALCIDIAN BRONZE INSCRIBED HELMET CIRCA 5TH – 4TH CENTURY B.C.

SOLD

Culture: Greek
Date: circa 5th – 4th  B.C.
Medium: Bronze
Condition: Intact, offered with custom display stand
Provenance: Ex- German private collection, 1980s; American collection
Dimensions: H. 12 3/4 in. (32.4 cm.)
Ref No. GR1156

 

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Description

The domed crown with median ridge and carinated perimeter, topped by a rounded finial, a moulded spiral motif on each temple, a Greek dedicatory inscription to the rear translating to:

“(taken) from the Ioreitons from Enxel(?), I am”

cf: The Art of Warfare, The Axel Guttmann Collection Part I, Christie’s London, South Kensington, November 2002, lot 66.