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LOT 0506

Sold for (Inc. bp): £22,320

9 1/2" (1.1 kg, 24cm).

A sheet bronze Corinthian helmet of Myros type with rounded skull, flared brim to the rear, brow with ridge to lower edge, tongue-shaped nasal and flared square cheek-guards; incised concentric lines to the border; two holes to the rear for attachment of straps.

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Property of North London collector; a gift from his godfather in 1984; formerly acquired from Germany in the early 1980s; thence by descent. Accompanied by a report of metallurgic analytical results, written by Metallurgist Dr. Brian Gilmour of the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, University of Oxford.

Exhibited by Bruce Castle Museum, London, 'Festival of British Archaology' 16th-31st July 2011; accompanied by photographs of the display, the caption display card, and a copy of the Bruce Castle Museum services exhibition receipt documentation; also exhibited by Enfield Museum, Dugdale centre, 'Ancient Greece' 22 April 2013 to 22nd May 2014; accompanied by a copy of the Enfield Museum services exhibition receipt documentation; and published in an article entitled Ancient Greek Artifacts, in a London-based Greek Cypriot newspaper called Pariakai, 10th April 2008, and accompanied by a copy of the article.

See Born, H. Die Helme des Hephaistos. Handwerk und Technik griechischer Bronzen in Olympia, München, 2009 for discussion; Egg, M. & Waurick, G. Anike Helme, Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum, Mainz, 1990.