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LOT 0448

Estimate
GBP (£) 5,000 - 7,000
EUR (€) 5,780 - 8,100
USD ($) 6,500 - 9,110

Bid History: 1   |   Current bid: £4,500
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Greek Illyrian Helmet

Archaic Period, 6th century BC

A bronze helmet raised from a single sheet, the bowl of domed form with two parallel corrugated ribs to the upper face, rectangular slot for the face, short flaring neck-guard developing behind the cheek-protectors. 836 grams, 24cm (9 1/2"). Fine condition, some restoration.

Provenance
Property of an Oslo gentleman; formerly in a Norwegian arms and armour collection; previously with Numisma Mynthandel, Norway; acquired from a Mayfair gallery, London, UK, in 2007; previously in the private North American collection of Bruce Ferrini, Ohio, USA.

Literature
Cf. Bottini et al. Antike Helme. Handbuck mit Katalog, Mainz, 1988, pp.382-8, nos.5 and 6; for a finer example of such a helmet from the collection of the late Christos G. Bastis, see Sotheby's New York, 9 December 1999, lot 79.

Footnotes
A horse-hair crest would have been fitted between the ridges.


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Auction Venue:
The May Fair Hotel London
Stratton Street
Mayfair London, W1J 8LT

Viewing from noon Monday 27th May 2019
Champagne Reception: 6pm - 9pm

Tuesday 28th May 2019 (Day 1)
10am : Lots 1 - 660

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The Court House
363 Main Road
Harwich, CO12 4DN

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