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LOT 0455

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GBP (£) 8,000 - 10,000
EUR (€) 8,990 - 11,230
USD ($) 10,080 - 12,600

Price
£7,200 (EUR 8,087; USD 9,071) (+bp*)

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Greek Pontic Chalcidian Helmet with Decoration

4th century BC

A bronze Chalcidian helmet forged in one piece; nasal and short, flared neck-guard at the rear; decoration representing a furrowed brow, hairline, scalloped helmet decoration and border around nasal; raised panels to the upper section of the bowl; a series of piercings to each side to receive the cheek-pieces (absent); mounted on a custom-made stand. 2.3 kg total, 36cm including stand (14"). Fine condition.

Provenance
Property of a private New York collection; previously in a private European collection, acquired in the 1990s; accompanied by an expertise by military specialist Dr. Raffaele D'Amato.
Literature
See Chernenko, E. V., Skifskii dospekh (Scythian armour), Naukova dumka, Kiev, 1968; Pflug, H., Chalkidische Helme in Antike Helme, RGZM Monographien 14. Mainz, 1988, pp. 137-150; Chernenko, E.V., The Scythians 700-300 BC, Hong Kong, 1998; Симоненко А. В., Шлемы сарматского времени из Восточной Европы' (Sarmatian Age Helmets from Eastern Europe), in Stratum Plus, n. 4, 2014, pp. 249-284.