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

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Culture: Greek
Date: circa 5th – 4th  B.C.
Medium: Bronze
Condition: Intact, excellent metal with minimal restoration.
Provenance: Ex- German private collection, 1980s; American collection
Dimensions: H. 13 in. (33 cm.), L. 10 3/8 in. (26 cm.)
Ref No. GR1155

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Description

A bronze Chalcidian with shining tinned surface. The crown with a carinated edge that peaks at the front, with nose guard, broad eyebrow lines and a flanged neck-guard.

Chalcidian helmets so named as they resemble similar helmets depicted on pottery vases from the Euboean city of Chalcis. They were used throughout the Greek world as a lighter alternative helmet instead of the heavier Corinthian type of helmet.