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GREEK CHALCIDIAN BRONZE HOPLITE HELMET

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Ca. 400 BC. Attractive Greek Chalcidian Helmet with cheek-guards on a custom made stand. The Chalcidian helmet was popular in Greece in the fifth and fourth centuries BC, as well as the southern parts of Greece that were colonized by the Greeks. The helmet appears to have been a development of the Corinthian helmet, but with improvements in design which gave the wearer better hearing and vision, resulting in a lighter and less bulky helmet. The helmet would commonly have a hole pierced on each cheek piece or elsewhere in order to accept an inner lining which was made of leather; adornments, such as combs of horsehair, were usually placed on the top of the helmet. By the time of Alexander the Great the helmet was still worn by soldiers, most notably the hoplites, the heavy infantrymen who carried long spears; the helmet would later go on to develop into the Attic helmet which is iconic of Classical soldiers. Overall good condition; with restoration; H:300mm/L:230mm/W:165mm11.81/9.06/6.5 inch; 790g; Private collection, formed in the 1980s on the UK and European art market; The item comes with Professional Certificate of Authenticity, Scientific report written by Dr. Ivan Bonchev, Ph.D., University of Oxford and Art Loss Register Certificate.
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GREEK CHALCIDIAN BRONZE HOPLITE HELMET

Estimate $10,000 - $20,000Dec 15, 2019
Starting Price $7,500
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