Greek bronze Corinthian helmet expected to auction for $25,000


2015-06-26 13:50:08


Greek bronze Corinthian helmet expected to auction for $25,000

The Greek bronze Corinthian helmet dates to the late 7th century BC

Paul Fraser Collectibles,Saturday 2August 2014

A late 7th century BC Greek bronze Corinthian helmet is among the top lots in Timeline Auctions' antiquities sale in Brentwood, UK on September 4.

Corinthian helmetThe Corinthians began to grow in power during the 7th century BC

It carries an estimate of 10,000-15,000 ($16,826-25,239) ahead of the sale, which features a wealth of artefacts from the ancient world, ranging from jewellery to stone carvings.

At the time the helmet was made, Corinth was growing in power and establishing colonies across the Mediterranean.

It was likely produced under Periander, who ushered in a golden age for the city state - an achievement that would immortalise him as one of the seven sages of ancient Greece.

There are clear signs it was used in battle, including a damaged nose guard that has been repaired.

An ancient Etruscan helmet dating to around 900 BC is valued at 9,000-12,000 ($15,147-20,196).

It's constructed from two sheets of bronze with a flange beaten into the shape of crest.

The Etruscans lived in the Tuscan region of Italy and were renowned for their skill in battle.However, they proved no match for the might of Rome - whichhad roundly subduedthem bythe fourth century BC.

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