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Greek Lucanian Infantry Helmet

Antiquities - Greek


LOT 448

Estimate
GBP (£) 10,000 - 14,000
EUR (€) 11,340 - 15,870
USD ($) 13,990 - 19,580
Additional Fees*

Sold for (Inc. premium): £17,825

GREEK LUCANIAN INFANTRY HELMET

Circa 5th-4th century BC. A repoussé bronze helmet of the classic Lucanian type with hinged cheek-pieces; the skull with carinated dome and repoussé band detailing over the brow; short leaf-shaped nasal with thick rim; scrolled rear neck-guard with rolled edge; D-shaped cheek-plates with inverted edges. Copper-alloy, 1.0kg, 31 cm.

Condition
Very fine condition, some restoration. Very rare.

Provenance
From an old English collection.

Footnotes
The Lucanian helmet type was widely used in Greece and southern Italy in the 5th century BC.

Date
Friday 18th March 2011 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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